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Zimbabwe land reform

Apr 19, 2005
When Zimbabwe launched its land reform efforts five years ago, the media focused much of its attention on the white farmers who were targeted for removal. But it's not just farm owners who've fled the country. Gretchen Wilson reports that as Zimbabwe's economy has collapsed, its farm workers have found that leaving the country is one of the only ways left to survive.

Make mine metal

Apr 18, 2005
Hasbro, the country's number two toy manufacturer, reported an unexpected first-quarter loss today. The maker of Mr. Potato Head and Star Wars action figures has been hit by competition from video games and iPods. But Hasbro also says the price of oil--used in plastics--is cutting into profits. Higher oil prices aren't the only reason some manufacturers are turning away from the synthetic stuff. Dennis Nishi reports.

Vatican in the red

Apr 18, 2005
The conclave of cardinals met in Rome today to begin the business of choosing a new pope. But black smoke rose from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel--indicating the cardinals so far haven't agreed on a successor to John Paul II. Once a new pope is elected, not only will will he have to care for the souls of more than a billion church followers worldwide, he'll also have to pull the Vatican out of the red. From Rome, Megan Williams reports.
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Leaving Boston

Apr 18, 2005
Last week we got word The Atlantic Monthly is moving the last of its staff out of Boston -- where it's been since 1857. It's yet another blow to Boston's business community, which has lost some big-name companies to outsiders in recent years. Boston-based giants like Fleet Bank, John Hancock and Gillette all have new homes now. What happens when so many businesses pack-up and leave the town that made them famous? From Boston, reporter Monica Brady-Myerov takes a look.

Hard Sell

Apr 18, 2005
Imagine for just a second you're twenty five years old with a trunk-full of prescription drugs in your car.Nothing illegal here. You're a pharmaceutical drug rep...going door to door trying to convince doctors to use your products. Jamie Reedy wrote about his experiences selling Viagra...and himself a little bit...in his book...Hard Sell.

Inside the IRS - what goes on behind those IRS doors

Apr 15, 2005
Millions of Americans ship off their tax returns to the IRS today. So, just who has the unenviable task now of plodding through all of that paperwork? Monica Brady-Myerov takes us inside the IRS to meet the people whose responsibility it is to process our 1040s.

India and taxes? No, not really ....

Apr 15, 2005
If you are like most Americans, today's the day when you put your tax package in the mail. But unless you're getting a big check back from the government this year, you might find yourself wishing you were a citizen of India. The vast majority of Indians don't pay their taxes. Economists estimate that black money makes up half of the Indian economy. From New Delhi, Miranda Kennedy has more.

Old media and new money

Apr 14, 2005
Newspaper readership is going down. Blogging and online readership is soaring. So why isn't the old media doing a better job of capitalizing on the new money? Anne Marie Ruff reports.

Commentary: How to sell more papers

Apr 14, 2005
John Kelly of <i>The Washington Post</i> thinks he knows how to sell more newspapers: just teach more people how to read them.

A look at Bush's Social Security

Apr 14, 2005
He said he'd hit the stump for two months to drum up excitement about changing Social Security. There are just two weeks left in President Bush's cross-country campaign -- and by most accounts -- he hasn't made many converts. Today -- the first in a two-part report on where we are in the Social Security debate -- Marty Goldensohn looks at the centerpiece of the reform effort, something called the individual investment account.

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