The Census Bureau on Tuesday will release its updated figures on how many Americans are living in poverty. But there's actually a big debate about what the federal poverty line really measures. Steve Henn reports.
The U.S. is the world's largest food donor, but because the food needs to come from U.S. suppliers and transport, a great deal of the aid ends up wasted. Sam Eaton reports some are calling for White House reforms.
Bill Gates is stepping down as the head of Microsoft to devote more time to his foundation. Janet Babin looks back at his career as an industry leader, the impact he had on the tech world and the company structure he left behind.
A British hedge fund is fighting to control the board of directors of CSX, which owns 21,000 miles of train tracks in the U.S. Jeremy Hobson reports Congress is looking into the matter as an issue of national security.
A U.N. summit in Rome is focusing on feeding people in poor countries in the face of rising costs and biofuel. Scott Jagow talks to reporter Megan Williams about how U.N. leaders want to solve the problem.
There are still problems and ways to help in the aftermath of this China's big quake, but aid money has been pouring in. Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai about supportive actions that have been happening over there.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is giving $600 million to a group of 56 scientists. Jeremy Hobson reports what this could mean for biomedical research in general, which often has to get creative to find funding.
Rescue and rebuilding efforts from the China earthquake have prompted such a strong response from volunteers and donors in the country that many are wondering whether a new interest in private philanthropy will develop out of the tragedy. Jamila Trindle reports.