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Nations join in flow of aid to Haiti

Jan 18, 2010
More than 30 countries now have rescue operations underway in Haiti. And today, the European Union pledged $600 million in aid. Stephen Beard reports.

Devising aid programs on their laptops

Jan 18, 2010
For most people, giving money is the only way to help the people of Haiti. But some tech-savvy folks have found another way to give. Brett Neely reports.

China takes steps to cool off economy

Jan 18, 2010
China is taking steps to rein in its banks, which have been been lending like crazy over the last year to fight off the global recesssion. Now, China is concerned about controlling inflation and an overheating economy. Scott Tong reports.

Goldman shareholders target bonuses

Jan 18, 2010
It's not just the public that's bristling at reports of giant payouts to bank executives. Some of Goldman Sach's own shareholders are raising objections. Amy Scott reports.

A recession may be good time to retire

Jan 18, 2010
Jonathan Clements, former personal finance columnist for the Wall Street Journal, says recessions can be great times for retirement. He shares his view with host Tess Vigeland.
Work/retirement crossroads sign.
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Compensation rises for college execs

Jan 18, 2010
A Chronicle of Higher Education survey shows the median salary for a public university president rose to $436,000 last year, up 2.3% from the previous year. The Chronicle's Jeff Selingo shares the details of the survey with host Tess Vigeland.
University of Louisville President James R. Ramsey turned down a $314,858 bonus last year.
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Schools race for piece of federal grant

Jan 18, 2010
States are competing for a piece of a $4.3 billion federal education grant. Winning depends on statewide programs to boost student performance and on improvements at individual schools. Jennifer Collins reports on the "Race to the Top."