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Should shareholders get more power?

Jeff Tyler | Jul 25, 2007
The SEC considered new rules that would give shareholders more influence over a company's board of directors. Some groups argue that giving shareholders more power would be an unnecessary burden on executives. Jeff Tyler reports.

Study: Friends influence your weight

Curt Nickisch | Jul 25, 2007
If your close friends become obese, it's likely you'll become obese, too. That's according to a study out today by the New England Journal of Medicine, which is framing obesity as a social disease. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Health

A quiet revolution of black leadership

| Jul 25, 2007
Senator Barack Obama and others are changing the rules of what it means to be a black leader. Commentator Marcellus Andrews says we should dump the idea that the only good government for black people is a black-only government.

Putting global warming on the plastic

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 25, 2007
General Electric is introducing a credit card that allows shoppers to purchase carbon offsets as they spend. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Selling to the haves, giving to the have-nots

| Jul 25, 2007
This weekend, a Southern California shoe company will give one pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair purchased. Brett Brune reports on the company's charitable nature despite its for-profit status.

Moroccans dream of being 'far away'

| Jul 25, 2007
With illegal migration to Europe a big problem in Morocco, the country is considering ways to keep its citizens in. John Laurenson has the story from phosphate-mining town Khouribga, a popular point of departure.
Posted In: Canada

The Unemployment Rate Is Too High

Chris Farrell | Jul 25, 2007
Why do we think a 4.5% unemployment rate is too low or, to put it somewhat diferently, is acceptable. Far too many people are unemployed these days...

A microcosm of the subprime meltdown

Steve Henn | Jul 25, 2007
One working-class neighborhood in Cleveland saw 400 foreclosures last year. But critics say the home lending crisis is only now making headlines because it's shaking up Wall Street. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Time off? Working poor can't afford it

| Jul 25, 2007
Like millions of lower-wage workers in America, Moira Manion has to keep working to make ends meet. The stress is affecting her health, but without medical insurance or vacation time, there's no option but to keep working.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Investors hedging bets in a big way

Amy Scott | Jul 25, 2007
More and more investors are taking money out of their brokerage accounts and investing in hedge funds to protect against the possibility of a correction in the Dow, now hovering at 14,000. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street