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Jul 3, 2009

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Small spike in IPOs signals optimism

Jul 3, 2009
The flow of initial public offerings slowed to a crawl during the first half 2009, but the number of IPOs has taken off recently. Could this spell success for start-ups in the months ahead? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Telesur excels in Honduras coverage

Jul 3, 2009
As the coup in Honduras continues, few are seeing scenes from the turmoil due to heavy media censorship. Venezuelan news outlet Telesur is breaking through, but the coverage comes at a personal cost. Dan Grech explains.

Entrepreneurs are key to recovery

Jul 3, 2009
Paul Kedrosky, senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, argues that entrepreneurship is the key to getting us out of this economic mess. He talks with Tess Vigeland about the biggest obstacles facing new businesses.

Family takes frugality to the extreme

Jul 3, 2009
Many people living in comfortable surroundings are now embracing a frugal-chic attitude. Maine-based author W. Hodding Carter and his family are experimenting in being ultra-frugal for an entire year.

Do-it-yourself isn't always cheaper

Jul 3, 2009
People will try just about anything to save a buck. But sometimes the best way to save money -- and avert disaster -- is to call the professionals to begin with. Sally Herships reports.

Finding a future in recycled electronics

Jul 3, 2009
A group of women in northern Mexico saw opportunity in piles of electronic waste sitting just across the border. They plugged in their energy and made a successful business, despite the powers that be. Ingrid Lobet reports.

Music from the episode

Asa Branca Forro In The Dark, David Byrne
Strange Built To Spill