Medical schools in Israel aren't graduating enough doctors to replace the large numbers of retiring physicians. So the country is turning to the U.S. tactic of bringing in doctors from overseas. Daniel Estrin reports.
Google has partnered with five Asian telecommunications firms to build a 6,000 mile undersea broadband cable connecting the U.S. with Japan. Jeff Tyler reports on what the Internet giant could be planning.
With oil demand and prices at all-time highs, American oil companies are desperately trying to find more skilled workers. Schools are responding by pumping up programs to increase the flow of technicians. Kate Archer Kent reports.
This year President Bush proposed a federal budget of more than $3 trillion. Kai Ryssdal talks to Scott Bittle, author of "Where Does the Money Go?," about how taking a closer look at the spending of federal dollars could help avoid future deficits.
In anticipation of a surge in bankrupt banks from the credit crisis, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is recruiting retirees experienced in handling insolvent financial institutions. Stacy Vanek-Smith reports.
The United States has joined the European Union in pushing for more transparency and accountability in sovereign wealth funds, which manage state savings for the purposes of investment. John Dimsdale reports on what the U.S. and E.U. are concerned about.
There was a big jump in wholesale prices in January showing inflation is rising faster than it has since 1981. Yet home prices are on a steep decline. Jill Barshay reports on what the conflicting figures say about the economy.
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