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Many happy returns

Apr 25, 2006
This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the shipping cargo container. Commentator and business historian John Steele Gordon explains the importance of these containers to the economy.

Job Files: Tax preparer

Apr 17, 2006
In this special Tax Day installment, Alaskan Jerry Lieboff talks about his work as a tax preparer who makes house calls in the bush.

Venture capital gender gap

Apr 10, 2006
More women are starting companies than ever before, but only about 4% of them are backed by venture capital. Ethan Lindsey takes a look at why.

Entrepreneurs fret

Jan 2, 2006
The dawn of 2006 brought a fresh round of concerns for the nation's entrepreneurs. Bill Poorman has the details.

Private space shuttles?

Dec 9, 2005
Once the Space Shuttle program is discontinued in 2010, NASA wants the private sector to take over deliveries of materiel and personnel to the International Space Station. Is the private sector ready? Bill Poorman reports.