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What exactly do unions do?

| Jul 18, 2007
Commentator David Frum says that in the long-running battle over unions we've forgotten whether they're relevant.
Posted In: Jobs

'Mad Men' explores advertising's heyday

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 18, 2007
Kai Ryssdal talks with Matt Weiner, creator of "Mad Men," a new TV show set in the 1960s advertising world of New York's Madison Avenue.
Posted In: Entertainment

The Benefits of Globalization

Chris Farrell | Jul 18, 2007
The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development has a good study on globalization. Making the Most of Globalization offers a good economic...

Will junk food ads walk the plank?

Janet Babin | Jul 18, 2007
The FTC looks into food ad and marketing campaigns aimed at kids. Some of the sugary food products, like perennial breakfast favorite Cap'n Crunch cereal, have youth-oriented Websites. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Corporate, public pensions roll the dice

| Jul 18, 2007
Hedge fund and private equity fund managers are taking big risks and raking in fortunes. But the employees of all these public and corporate pension plans now investing in the funds have a lot more at stake, warns commentator Robert Reich.
Posted In: Investing

Another day, a weaker dollar

Stephen Beard and Lisa Napoli | Jul 18, 2007
The dollar continues its decline against the British pound and the euro today. But while American tourists headed overseas may be rethinking their budgets, U.S. companies stand to profit. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada

Airline profits delayed

Jeff Tyler | Jul 18, 2007
American, Delta and Southwest release their earnings today. The airlines are expected to have had a good second quarter, but not good enough to make up for years of losses. And some say the government is partly to blame. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Travel, Wall Street

Blueprints born out of tragedy

| Jul 18, 2007
Here's a twist on the housing market: A wide range of opportunities awaits a new breed of scaled-down homes. Allowing wannabe homeowners to make a start with less, for one. But the idea had humble beginnings. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has the story.
Posted In: Housing

Insurers skimp on eating disorders

Rachel Dornhelm | Jul 18, 2007
Health insurance woes abound in this country, but people with eating disorders often face an even steeper uphill battle with insurers, many of whom provide very limited coverage for what doctors call a very complex disease to treat. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Health

Seeking mental health care equality

Helen Palmer | Jul 18, 2007
Democrats have made insurance coverage for psychiatric disease a high priority this summer. Separate bills are making their way through both houses of Congress, but business interests are supporting the Senate's version. Helen Palmer tells us why.
Posted In: Health, Washington