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Heavy price to pay for a mushroom

Nov 30, 2007
Italy's tartufo mushrooms, also known as white truffles, are a precious and highly sought-after food. And the biggest one found in 50 years could net around $200,000 at an auction. Megan Williams has more.
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Software the homeless can count on

Nov 23, 2007
Efficient software might not seem like a priority item for a shelter, but having organized data is important for managing resources. Janet Babin reports on a helpful donation to a North Carolina shelter.
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Avoiding subprime, but not charity

Nov 22, 2007
Since Goldman Sachs has managed to evade a lot of the market trouble caused from subprime, they're giving back with a new billion-dollar charitable fund. Amy Scott reports it's also an effective way to avoid criticism.
Posted In: Charity, Wall Street

Food banks: Less supply, more demand

Nov 19, 2007
Food banks across the country say they're struggling with a lack of donations and more hungry people to feed. Alisa Roth explains why.
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Online giving, big impact

Nov 15, 2007
Today is National Philanthropy Day, and Americans are giving in record amounts, thanks to the ease of online donating. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks into how a lot of small contributions count.
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Wall Street donates its wisdom

Nov 2, 2007
Wall Street is the last thing you'd think a nonprofit involved with charities would want to emulate. But Jill Barshay reports one company is using stock-exchange mentality to keep giving organizations in line.
Posted In: Charity, Wall Street

Testing the limits of charity

Oct 26, 2007
The heirs of the A&P supermarket fortune claim a $35 million donation given to Princeton University by their parents in 1961 wasn't used for its intended purpose. Jeremy Hobson reports on the court case that would determine if they can get the money back.
Posted In: Charity, Crime, Education

Meager donations for wildfire victims

Oct 25, 2007
Over half a million people have left their homes to flee the threat of wildfires in Southern California. But despite the largest evacuation in the state's history, donations haven't exactly been flooding in. Jill Barshay reports.
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A chill on Muslim giving

Oct 22, 2007
In 2001, the U.S. government shut down Islamic charity The Holy Land Foundation on claims that it supported Palestinian terrorist groups. Jill Barshay reports many other big Islamic charities have also closed their doors.
Posted In: Charity, Crime

Service clubs get a Gen-X boost

Sep 28, 2007
Service clubs have a long and proud tradition in this country. But since the 1980s, the clubs have been struggling to survive, competing against families, careers, and a healthy dose of cynicism. Now a resurgence of sorts seems to be developing -- Amy Scott reports.
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