Mar 17, 2010

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Study finds this recovery is jobless

Mar 17, 2010
Fewer jobs are being created in the recovery from the latest recession compared to the last three recessions, according to a study by the Brookings Institution. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Education plan to target worst schools

Mar 17, 2010
Education Secretary Arne Duncan went to Capitol Hill to talk about overhauling America's schools and increasing federal spending on them by $4 billion. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Can Obama dispel clouds of trade war?

Mar 17, 2010
Sniping between Washington and Beijing over China's currency policy is continuing, with the Chinese claiming they've become a scapegoat for America's trade problems. But commentator David Frum says it's about time the U.S. said something.

School cost cuts lead to more garbage

Mar 17, 2010
Hard plastic lunch trays are largely a thing of the past in school cafeterias, because disposable trays that don't need washing are cheaper. But what about the environmental impact? Linda Lutton reports.

How fast food became the school lunch

Mar 17, 2010
Sociologist Janet Poppendieck spent some time trying to make sense of how school meals are prepared and served. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book on school nutrition programs.

Americans, taxes and Wagner's Law

Mar 17, 2010
Although taxes have not been rising, Americans have continued to desire more government services. The New York Times's David Leonhardt discusses this phenomenon with Kai Ryssdal.

Meetup, tweetup, post, comment, sell!

Mar 17, 2010
If you think you're having social media management issues, consider the plight of big companies. They're trying to stay connected to customers whose main mode of communication is social networking. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
A sign on the table of a Ford Motor Co. tweetup.
Courtesy of Scott Monty / Ford Motor Co.

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