With Silicon Valley in a bit of a slump, research departments at universities are getting a leg up. Caitlan Carroll looks at how one technology start-up at the University of Southern California is following the trend.
In the most recent issue of Harper's, Eric Janszen, founder of iTulip.com, calls for a broad re-industrialization of the American economy. Kai Ryssdal talks with him about putting strength back into the country.
San Francisco start-up business MyFarm helps locals who aren't savvy about gardening grow their own veggies at home. Lisa Morehouse has more on the company's success and fans throughout the organic world.
Small business owners, does the current economy make you feel powerless or afraid? If so, you're not alone. Marketplace Entrepreneurship reporter Mitchell Hartman attended a peer advisory group where entrepreneurs get help coping with the turmoil in the business world.
Renewable energy has a tough battle these days against cheaper oil and difficult credit, but a solar-cell plant in Oregon is still pushing its product down the line. Mitchell Hartman looks closer into the solar industry.
Starting your own business, you have to expect to take a few hits at first -- and the current economic crisis doesn't make it any easier. Tess Vigeland sits down with three small business owners to talk survival strategy.
Twenty years ago, Congress passed the Women's Business Ownership Act to improve chances for women entrepreneurs. Entrepeneurship reporter Mitchell Hartman reports on accomplishments so far and what lies ahead.
"The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart saw its highest ratings ever last week, finding the humor in the economic meltdown and presidential race. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes that up with entertainment editor Mike Speier.