A report out today says by the end of the decade, nearly 20 percent more jobs will require a Master's or PhD. But graduation rates are low for PhD's, and few minority students go beyond an undergraduate education. Mitchell Hartman reports.
British voters hit the polls next week, and politicians are duking it out in the U.K.'s first election to use Facebook and Twitter. They're also finding the traditional campaign poster to be very effective. Christopher Werth reports.
Two million first-time homebuyers took advantage of the tax incentive program which ends this Friday. But did it really stimulate the housing market? A new survey says consumers seem to think so. Brett Neely reports.
BP is spending $6 million a day cleaning up the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and rival Shell has pitched a half-dozen vessels into the effort. Both companies have a lot at stake in the mess. Stephen Beard reports.
A new airline rule says that carriers will be fined more than $25,000 per passenger if they're kept waiting on the tarmac for more than three hours. But some experts say that doesn't address inadequacies in the system. Alisa Roth reports.
Senate Republicans have agreed to let the debate on financial reform proceed after Democrats made a handful of concessions. Bob Moon talks to Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer about where compromises were made.
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