Jun 6, 2008
A British hedge fund is fighting to control the board of directors of CSX, which owns 21,000 miles of train tracks in the U.S. Jeremy Hobson reports Congress is looking into the matter as an issue of national security.
Jun 3, 2008
A U.N. summit in Rome is focusing on feeding people in poor countries in the face of rising costs and biofuel. Scott Jagow talks to reporter Megan Williams about how U.N. leaders want to solve the problem.
May 30, 2008
There are still problems and ways to help in the aftermath of this China's big quake, but aid money has been pouring in. Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai about supportive actions that have been happening over there.
May 28, 2008
Norwegian-born businessman and science enthusiast Fred Kavli wanted to give something back. Thus was created the Kavli prize for nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics. Janet Babin has more.
May 27, 2008
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is giving $600 million to a group of 56 scientists. Jeremy Hobson reports what this could mean for biomedical research in general, which often has to get creative to find funding.
May 22, 2008
Rescue and rebuilding efforts from the China earthquake have prompted such a strong response from volunteers and donors in the country that many are wondering whether a new interest in private philanthropy will develop out of the tragedy. Jamila Trindle reports.
May 20, 2008
Some investors gather to eat and talk about growing their investments. A giving circle gathers to discuss who should get money being given away. Heidi Pickman reports from one circle in Palo Alto, California.
May 15, 2008
Riding the trend of feel-good reality TV shows, Fox is set to unveil a riches-to-rags story. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more on the "Secret Millionaire" who must find a worthy beneficiary while living amongst the needy.
May 14, 2008
In a novel approach to fighting homelessness, San Francisco will install 10 old parking meters in heavily panhandled neighborhoods and use the money deposited for charities. Sean Cole reports on a similar program in Montreal.
May 13, 2008
With the death toll from China's Sichuan Province earthquake at more than 12,000 and expected to rise, aid offers are coming in from around the globe. But will Beijing be receptive to assistance or choose to go it alone? Scott Tong reports.