A freight worker strike is back on the table
Oct 11, 2022

A freight worker strike is back on the table

We'll hear about the working conditions at the center of a railroad union's fight. Plus, a look at small business spending and a water-conserving solution for tomato farmers.

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In a show of optimism, small businesses have been doing a lot of capital spending

Oct 11, 2022
Sometimes the spending is to stay afloat in a competitive market. And sometimes it's to take advantage of new opportunities.
Recent data show that wages aren't growing at a fast enough rate to keep up with inflation, which impacts low-income workers the hardest.
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Freight railroad union rejects contract, renewing possibility of a strike

Oct 11, 2022
Working conditions are a major sticking point, particularly draconian schedules, for members of the third-largest railroad union.
By industry estimates, overall costs of a strike could reach $2 billion a day.
Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Computer prices are down, along with demand, data shows

Oct 11, 2022
Shipments of PCs are down nearly 20%, as businesses try to clear existing inventory.
Earlier in the pandemic, there was a spike in demand for PCs.
Octavio Jones/Getty Images

When you find your calling late in life, retirement can wait

Oct 11, 2022
Susan Labarthe didn't start medical school until her 50s. Her 80th is around the corner, but she's not done practicing medicine yet.
Philippe Huguen/AFP/GettyImages

With water in the West scarce, some tomato farmers look to hydroponics

Oct 11, 2022
The technique grows plants without soil, submerging roots directly into water.
Scott Beylik’s family started Beylik Family Farms more than 50 years ago, when growing tomatoes indoors was rare.
Caleigh Wells

2 years after release, exonerated man fights for a settlement, aids "brotherhood" of exonerees

Oct 11, 2022
Kevin Harrington spent 17 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Now, he's waiting for a form of financial justice.
Kevin Harrington in 2020. "I don't believe there's monetary funds they can give someone for kidnapping, essentially, taking someone away from a family of loved ones and essentially stopping their life," he said.
Courtesy Daniel Harrington

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer