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Apr 18, 2012

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Citigroup shareholders voted down a pay package for the bank's top executives. A new startup is partnering with major universities to offer online courses for free. Ever since the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, reactors have been shut down one by…

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Citigroup vote shows shareholder unrest

Apr 18, 2012
Citigroup and other companies face shareholder disapproval of high executive pay. Will the boards of directors heed the concerns?

Poll shows Obama and Romney in dead heat

Apr 18, 2012
A CBS News/New York Times poll finds Romney closing the gap. So how would his wealth affect his policies?

Ski resort unification cut off by landowner

Apr 18, 2012
Tahoe ski resorts Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows merged this season. But connecting them physically depends on the unconventional owner of the property between the two resorts.

Good corporate citizenship can pay off

Apr 18, 2012
Freakonomics Radio takes a look at whether having a high level of corporate social responsibility is good for business in the long run.

Taxing the rich is good for the economy

Apr 18, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says increased tax revenue greases the wheels of economic growth

Top universities join forces online

Apr 18, 2012
Five big schools, including Princeton and University of Pennsylvania, will begin offering free classes on the web. It's all part of a new venture backed by Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

No nuke Japan

Apr 18, 2012
Since Fukushima, Japan has shuttered all but one nuclear reactor. Now the debate to restart has begun.

Citigroup shareholders voted down a pay package for the bank’s top executives. A new startup is partnering with major universities to offer online courses for free. Ever since the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, reactors have been shut down one by one, and now only one remains — but there’s a push to get them restarted. Commentator Robert Reich says history shows the economy has grown faster during periods where we’ve taxed the rich more. And in the latest from Freakonomics Radio, Stephen Dubner talks about the hidden side of corporate social responsibility.

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