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Apple and Working Conditions in Overseas Factories

Apple and Working Conditions in Overseas Factories

April 2, 2012

Apple announced efforts to improve working conditions in their Chinese factories. Guest host Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts look at overseas employee rights and U.S. consumers.

Akash Kapur: India Becoming

Akash Kapur: India Becoming

March 20, 2012

India has been hailed as a model for the developing world. But its economic boom has led to a widening wealth gap, environmental damage and increase in crime. The price of growth in modern India.

The Business of Recycling and Garbage

February 21, 2012

Americans generate some two hundred and fifty million tons of waste every year. Our options are to bury, burn or recycle it. Over half of it is buried in landfills, often after being transported across states lines. This is in part...

Political Attack Ads and the 2012 Presidential Race

February 20, 2012

Politicians have been slinging mud at each other for centuries. But now with super PAC dollars, negative advertising is at an all-time high: Political attack ads and the 2012 presidential race.

New Concerns Over Online Privacy

New Concerns Over Online Privacy

February 20, 2012

Technology companies collect vast amounts of information about you and your habits. In return, you get free content, play games and connect with friends. But recent findings are raising concerns over security and privacy. A Stanford...

The Improved Job Market & the Long-Term Unemployed

The Improved Job Market & the Long-Term Unemployed

February 9, 2012

The U.S. economy got some good news last week when the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in almost three years. But the job growth hasn’t reached over five million Americans who have been out of work for more than six months...

Exotic Animal Industry in the U.S.

February 1, 2012

The right to own pythons, tigers, chimps and other exotic pets depends on where in the US you live. The legal US wildlife industry doesn’t get much national attention unless someone is hurt, an exotic pet gets loose or an ecosystem is...

The Role of Private Equity Firms in the U.S. Economy

January 12, 2012

GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney says he's been a job creator. Opponents argue he was a corporate raider. Diane and her panel will examine the role of private equity firms in the U.S. economy.

How Baby Boomers Are Faring in this Economy

January 4, 2012

Baby Boomers are facing unique difficulties in this economy. Though their unemployment rate is lower than the national average, when they do lose their jobs, it takes far longer to find new ones. A new poll shows that those over fifty...

New Concerns Over Hydraulic Fracturing

New Concerns Over Hydraulic Fracturing

December 19, 2011

This month we’ve seen a lot of stories on fracking, hydraulic fracturing to get natural gas from shale. Among these, an EPA statement on water pollution, a report on earthquakes happening in unusual areas, fights over which government...

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