Apr 28, 2011

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Segments From this episode

America's education footprint in the Middle East

Apr 28, 2011
A look at U.S. satellite, branch campuses and study abroad programs in the Middle East region.

Contract uncertainty prods public employees to retire early

Apr 28, 2011
Efforts in many states to roll back collective bargaining rights for public employees raise concerns that agreed-upon pension benefits could be changed. Many employees are opting to retire early as a result.

Charge up your electric vehicle at Macy's

Apr 28, 2011
Now you can browse while you charge. Macy's and ECOtality, builder of electric charging stations, are partnering to install some at California stores.

U.S. South hit hard by deadly tornadoes

Apr 28, 2011
Emergency aid is on the way to the South, which has been ravaged by massive storms and tornadoes. Morning Report host Steve Chiotakis is in his home state of Alabama and discusses the damage there.

Bringing hip-hop into economics

Apr 28, 2011
Television producer John Papola and economist Russ Roberts present their latest music video, an entertaining fictional hip-hop battle between famous economists John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek.

Exxon Mobil reports outsized profits

Apr 28, 2011
So did Shell. It's all got politicians teeing up evil-oil rhetoric, except they are leaving one thing behind: the facts.

U.S. examines aid to Palestinian Authority

Apr 28, 2011
The U.S. is looking at its aid to the Palestinian Authority, whose ruling party made peace with Hamas, considered a terrorist organization by the U.S.

Success varies for U.S. colleges in Middle East

Apr 28, 2011
Many American colleges have expanded their brands to the Middle East. But their record has been spotty.

Music from the episode

Mabruk Bustan Abraham