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Hispanic businesses boom

Dan Grech | Mar 21, 2006
The US Census Bureau releases a new report showing Hispanic-owned businesses grew at three times the national rate from 1997 to 2002. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

The world's response to disaster

| Mar 21, 2006
UN officials asked today for $300 million in food aid for Somalia to prevent a massive famine there. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to African aid expert Salih Booker about the international community's response to such disasters.

Sell? Buy? Or just get out of town?

| Mar 21, 2006
New Orleans real estate agents are scrambling to accurately value houses around the city. Sales volume is up 40% over last year, driven by people under duress: Should they stay or should they go? Jen Banbury reports.

No one wins with the executive drop-in

| Mar 21, 2006
Lucy Kellaway, management columnist for the Financial Times of London, says it can be pretty unnerving when the higher-ups in your company pay a visit to your office.

'Farm-shoring' for technology talent

| Mar 21, 2006
Some companies are experimenting with alternatives to sending business offshore. One option, called "farm-shoring," builds technology centers in labor-rich, economically depressed rural America. Martha Woodroof reports.

Quattrone conviction thrown out

Tess Vigeland | Mar 21, 2006
A federal appeals court has overturned the 2004 conviction of former Wall Street investment banker Frank Quattrone. Tess Vigeland reports on what's next for a corporate scandal that apparently has many lives.
Posted In: Wall Street

Hispanic-owned companies booming

| Mar 21, 2006
A Census Bureau report issued this morning says Hispanic-owned businesses grew at three times the national rate between 1997 and 2002. Dan Grech reports.

Russia and China working together

Jocelyn Ford | Mar 21, 2006
Russia's president arrived in Beijing today, and the countries signed 15 agreements. One might lead to Russia selling electricity to energy-hungry China. And that could be just the beginning. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Study: Spending more improves students' scores

Hilary Wicai | Mar 21, 2006
A report out today suggests it might be possible to spend our way out of failing schools. More than 90% of the nation's largest urban school districts improved their math scores, thanks in part to some extra cash. Hillary Wicai reports.

Dealing with global warming

Sam Eaton | Mar 21, 2006
A report out today ranks companies on how well they're dealing with the challenges of global warming. The ranking comes from a group that invests in environmentally-friendly technology. Sam Eaton reports.