Feb 20, 2012

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China's Foxconn factory is finally raising wages for its workers. When you give money to a political campaign, do you know how it will be used? A second European bailout is in the works for Greece. With Medicare payments to…

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Where do campaign donations go?

Feb 20, 2012
Wealthy donors who contribute to political campaigns get lots of media attention -- but not nearly as much attention is paid to how that money gets spent.

Medicare payments for doctors kept intact

Feb 20, 2012
Congress’ Medicare deal slashes funds for public health programs rather than planned cuts in reimbursements to doctors.

Hate those endless meetings? Try standing up

Feb 20, 2012
A project management consultant offers a few tips to keep team office meetings short and sweet.

Foxconn agrees to raise worker wages

Feb 20, 2012
The Taiwan-based manufacturer will also cut down on excessive overtime. What will this mean for its purchasers -- like Apple -- and consumers?

Taco Bell to launch Doritos tacos

Feb 20, 2012
Taco Bell will soon roll out tacos that have shells made from Doritos chips.

European finance ministers close to agreement on Greece

Feb 20, 2012
The second bailout deal for Greece seems imminent, but it still won't bring a total end to the debt crisis.

Chinese retiree leads crusade against fake products

Feb 20, 2012
A mild-mannered pensioner in China gains national attention for his grumpy-old-man approach to protecting consumers from fraudulent products.

China’s Foxconn factory is finally raising wages for its workers. When you give money to a political campaign, do you know how it will be used? A second European bailout is in the works for Greece. With Medicare payments to doctors set to shrink, Congress has found other ways to make up the difference. And China correspondent Rob Schmitz reports on the efforts of a senior citizen who’s fighting against counterfeit products.

Music from the episode

Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone