Features by Alisa Roth

English as a second language

Millions of foreign immigrants call New York City home. A miniature United Nations convenes regularly at ESL classes across the city. Alisa Roth takes a look at one.

NY as the American Dream

At a taxi stand at Kennedy Airport, Marketplace talks to immgrants who drive the streets of the city they once dreamed of from Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

What about the next 200 years?

Depending on who you talk to, the New York Stock Exchange's merger with Archipelago may have little effect, or it could mean the end a way of life that's lasted more than 200 years. Alisa Roth spoke to NYSE veterans.

The latest in oil

There was a number in the news today that sort of makes you shake your head. Oil hits $59 dollars ... and people think it's a <em>good</em> thing. Alisa Roth reports.

Small biz contracts

Today House Democrats are expected to release a report evaluating the efforts of 22 federal agencies to contract with small business to help in Katrina recovery. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington

Help wanted: a few good priests

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a new recruiting drive to help fill the declining ranks of Catholic priests. Alisa Roth looks at the earthly challenges of marketing the job.

Nano is so 10 minutes ago

Just weeks after Apple came out with its Nano mp3 player, it introduced a new iPod today. The little guy plays music &#8212; and music videos &#8212; and <em>Desperate Housewives</em>. Alisa Roth has more.

Value-added outsourcing

Cutting costs isn't the only reason big corporations outsource job from the United States. Alisa Roth looks at the latest outsourcing trends.

Snow in China

US Treasure Secretary John Snow is in Asia this week. Among the top items on his agenda: currency and trade issues. Alisa Roth reports.

Revisiting Katrina bids

Millions of dollars in government contracts for Katrina recovery were awarded with little to no competitive bidding. Now many of them will be re-bid. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington


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