Segments From this episode
Where did that pink slip come from? No, not from your boss. Jesse Sheidlower, editor-at-large for the Oxford English Dictionary, speaks to Kai Ryssdal about the term's origins.
Most businesses are suffering throughout Europe because of the recession. But not the mafia. Megan Williams reports on why the downturn is a great opportunity for organized crime.
Though the Chinese economy has slowed, Beijing has been getting more active and confident on the international economic stage. Reporter Scott Tong talks to Kai Ryssdal about how China is feeling after the G-20 summit.
Food pantries are facing a real problem -- demand is at a record high while donations have dwindled. But instead of money, some people are donating the "fruits" of their labor. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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