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Dispatch from China: Wrestling with Health care

May 13, 2010
Like the United States, China is wrestling with its health care systems. And party officials are looking to the U.S. for good ideas as they struggle to provide universal primary care for 1.3 billion people, from affluent city dwellers to nomads in poor western provinces.
Posted In: Health

Take My Daughter: Confessions of a Chinese baby trafficker

May 5, 2010
Reporter Scott Tong shares the backstory of his report on the dark side of China's adoption system, including how one convicted baby trafficker offered to sell Scott his daughter during an interview.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration

Economic cup half empty or half full?

Apr 8, 2010
Rents rise, rents decline: Depends on your paper of record. Mitchell Hartman dissects dueling reports on the state of the rental market in our latest Reporter's Notebook.
Posted In: Housing

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We are always changing the way we work. But in the last decade improvements in technology and communications, combined with companies’ increased ability and inclination to outsource, have conspired to make radical changes to work in America. Throw the twin wrenches of the 2008 financial crisis and the resulting Great Recession, and the disruption has been dramatic: unemployment and underemployment have soared; worker productivity has reached all-time highs; the gap between rich and poor has widened to a point not seen since the Second World War.