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Schools study ways to keep teachers

Jul 26, 2007
In the summer months, many school districts struggle to fill open teaching positions. Jeff Tyler explores what drives many once-enthusiastic teachers out of the classroom -- and what the schools are doing about it.
Posted In: Jobs

Cut corporate taxes, or close loopholes?

Jul 26, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson believes the tax burden on businesses is driving some companies away. Critics say closing tax code loopholes benefitting well-connected industries is a better move. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Hyper-competitive job market training

Jul 26, 2007
Funding for a little-known program helping workers who lose their jobs to overseas competition is being held hostage by GOP backers of presidential fast-track trade authority. Chris Farrell explains the controversy.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

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.

A microcosm of the subprime meltdown

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

More like bummer camp

Jul 25, 2007
Campfires? Not so much. And forget that class in riflery... Summer camps are increasingly feeling pressure to lower risks for their young guests, and many familiar activities are banned. Monica Brady-Myerov reports.

How to form a corporation of one

Jul 24, 2007
Want to cut down on the hours you clock in, but still be productive? Cash Peters explores the benefits of taking outsourcing to the extreme with Tim Ferris, author of "The 4-Hour Workweek."

Absolutely, positively a global economy

Jul 24, 2007
Globalization has played a large part in the strong growth of United Parcel Service. Kai Ryssdal talks with CEO Michael Eskew about how the business has changed, and how in many ways it will always stay the same.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Ethanol, bad weather boost wheat

Jul 24, 2007
With many farmers rushing to grow corn to fill a growing market for ethanol for cars, wheat supplies are the lowest in a generation. And U.S. farmers are sitting in the catbird seat. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Mexico to experiment with GM corn

Jul 24, 2007
Corn was likely first cultivated in Mexico and it still has a central part of the culture. But genetically modified strains simply produce more corn per acre, and there's a hungry nation to feed. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Mexico