Feb 2, 2012

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will take a huge pay cut this year. His new salary: $1. Will Facebook's culture change with the company going public? Law schools are getting sued for allegedly attracting students through deception. Walmart is succeeding in going green. With the unemployment rate in double digits, there just aren't many opportunities for Nevada's new college graduates. And London bureau chief Stephen Beard reports on what the Queen of England does for work.

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How going public changes Facebook's culture

Feb 2, 2012
Larry Dignan, chief editor at ZDNet, talks about the challenges facing the social networking giant as it tries to preserve its corporate culture post-IPO.
A street sign for 'Hacker Way' is stands at the Facebook headquarters on Feb. 1, 2012 in Menlo Park, Calif. Will Facebook's company culture change once it goes public?
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What role will Nevada's unions play in the election?

Feb 2, 2012
Nevada's unionized workforce could play a huge role in deciding who wins the swing state come November. Professor Ruben Garcia discusses Nevada's union landscape.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to take a salary cut

Feb 2, 2012
Mark Zuckerberg will follow a tradition of CEOs who earned just $1 a year. Sort of. Facebook isn’t struggling, so what’s his point?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a news conference at Facebook headquarters July 6, 2011 in Palo Alto, Calif. Facebook reported that Zuckerberg will take in only $1 for salary next year.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

German leader Merkel seeks support from China

Feb 2, 2012
German chancellor Angela Merkel is in China this week, telling Chinese leaders that European Union plans to solve its debt crisis can work.

Nevada grads worry about their futures

Feb 2, 2012
College seniors in Nevada have endured budget cuts and tuition hikes. They now face a less-than-promising job market.

Walmart units jump to top of green power users list

Feb 2, 2012
In October, Walmart's facilities in Texas and California were ranked 15th by the Environmental Protection Agency for the amount of clean energy it uses. Now it is number three, thanks to a big going-green initiative.

Woman wins small claims suit against Honda

Feb 2, 2012
A Los Angeles woman sued the carmaker for saying that the Civic hybrid she bought could get 50 miles per gallon of gas, when the most she got was 42. She won $10,000 in court.
A flag with the Honda logo is displayed on brand new Honda car at Marin Honda on Dec. 2, 2011 in San Rafael, Calif. The carmaker lost a small claims suit this week regarding the gas mileage of its Civic hybrid.
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Law schools sued by alumni who can't find work

Feb 2, 2012
A group of recent law graduates sues a dozen law schools, saying the institutions misled them about job and salary prospects.

Queen Elizabeth at 85 -- still working

Feb 2, 2012
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth still handles a strenuous program of foreign trips and public ceremonies. Some ask how much longer she should carry on.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will take a huge pay cut this year. His new salary: $1. Will Facebook’s culture change with the company going public? Law schools are getting sued for allegedly attracting students through deception. Walmart is succeeding in going green. With the unemployment rate in double digits, there just aren’t many opportunities for Nevada’s new college graduates. And London bureau chief Stephen Beard reports on what the Queen of England does for work.

Music from the episode

Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
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Venus Television
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Kamikaze