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Flooding and fairness

Oct 27, 2005
Today a House subcommittee takes up the issue of assessing flood standards in New Orleans and across the country. Sam Eaton reports.

Diversity is good business

Oct 27, 2005
A new study from the Society for Human Resource Management shows diversity in the workplace does more than promote social harmony. Hillary Wicai reports.

English as a second language

Oct 27, 2005
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.

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

Oct 27, 2005
Congress wants to tighten supervision over the government's mammoth mortgage lenders. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

Breaking the rules of international trade?

Oct 26, 2005
Lots of American firms do business overseas, but foreign competitors argue the U.S. is unfairly tilting the field. Today in Washington, some will try to repeal a controversial U.S. trade practice. Scott Tong reports.

Junior insomniacs?

Oct 26, 2005
A new study finds that youth under 18 are the fastest growing segment of the sleeping pill market. As Helen Palmer reports, Big Pharma is encouraging the trend.

Broadway is murder

Oct 26, 2005
The woman behind Broadway's "The Perfect Crime" stars, takes tickets, and sweeps floors at her theater. Is this mad scramble what it takes to compete with the Disneys and Comcasts of Broadway?

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Hurricanes cause turbulence for airlines

Oct 26, 2005
This hurricane season has been particularly tough on the besieged airline industry. Rachel Dornhelm looks at just how bad it's been.

Breaking in on Wall Street

Oct 25, 2005
This summer a new crop of female MBAs and college graduates entered the securities workforce. What makes them want to join a profession with such a bad reputation for workplace equality? Amy Scott reports.

One hurricane too many

Oct 25, 2005
This year's hurricane season has given many state-run flood insurance programs a run for their money. Sam Eaton reports.