May 27, 2008

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Segments From this episode

A long way to go for the housing market

May 27, 2008
Separate reports today revealed that while home sales are on the rise, prices continue to dive. Amy Scott explains why the housing market can't seem to get past the bad news.

Borders tries the direct approach

May 27, 2008
In the past, Borders partnered with Amazon for online sales. Today, they've set out on their own, offering direct sales via a new website. Ashley Milne-Tyte takes a look.

Funding researchers, not research

May 27, 2008
The Hughes Institute is funding 56 scientists to conduct research of their own choosing. Jeremy Hobson reports what this new funding strategy could mean for biomedical research.

Rockefellers try to shift Exxon's focus

May 27, 2008
At Exxon's annual meeting tomorrow, 15 proposals are up for a vote, including one from the founding Rockefellers. Kai talks with law professor Robert Hillman about shareholder activism.

The world's workshop helps its own

May 27, 2008
China has redirected its manufacturing power to aid those affected by this month's earthquake. Scott Tong takes us to a tent factory in Shanghai working overtime to shelter victims.

Using foreign aid to stop conflict

May 27, 2008
Fighting poverty is good, but according to commentator and economist Edward Miguel, well-targeted foreign aid can accomplish much, much more in the poorest parts of the world.

Talent agents for the YouTube era

May 27, 2008
Put something popular up on YouTube? Might be time to find an agent. Kai visits United Talent Agency's online division in Hollywood to learn about digital representation.

Music from the episode

Jaybird Comets On Fire
Jaybird Comets On Fire
Daylight Matt and Kim
Daylight Matt and Kim