Most of us expect certain things with a job: minimum wage, paid sick leave, vacation time, workplace laws... But nannies, maids and babysitters have no such guarantees. Some are trying to change that. Alisa Roth reports.
When Pat Eldridge helped set up a bank recently, he had to deal with complications other financial institutions don't -- such as being in Iraq's Anbar province. Kai Ryssdal spoke with the Marine captain.
Discoveries that win the Nobel Prize can lead to extraordinarily lucrative consumer products. But how do the researchers who make the discoveries make sure they get part of the profit? Steve Tripoli looked into it.
The new World Bank President Robert Zoellick is setting up a new strategy focused on fostering trade in the Middle East. Joel Kurtzman, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute, talked with Kai Ryssdal about why the region needs economic attention.
It's now the European Union's turn to get cranky over cheap Chinese imports and call for China to revalue its underpriced currency. But does the E.U. have the economic leverage to force a change? Jill Barshay reports.
The makers of Coors and Miller beers have come up with a new brew. It's called combining operations to increase pricing power and market share. But the two may face a tough fight with regulators. Amy Scott reports.
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