Economy

Rob Gifford: "China Road" (Random House)

June 14, 2007

Rob Gifford spend 6 years as NPR's Beijing correspondent. In 2004, he traveled all 3,000 miles of a highway traversing China from the Shanghai to the border of Kazakhstan. He writes about his journey and about the future of China.

Alan Murray: "Revolt in the Boardroom" (Collins)

June 11, 2007

CEOs were once undisputed leaders of the corporations they lead. But recent scandals, from Enron to AIG, Home Depot to Disney, have changed the balance of power from the CEO to the corporate board. A look at corporate governance in the...

Immigration Point System

June 7, 2007

The immigration bill being debated in the Senate would overhaul the system for selecting new immigrants. A controversial point system would reward immigrants based on education and job skills over family ties.

Frank Abagnale: "Stealing Your Life" (Broadway)

May 21, 2007

Why identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America and how to protect yourself.

Hedge Funds

May 9, 2007

Controversy over regulating the funds for the very wealthy, and their relationship to the greater economy.

Wendy Williams & Robert Whitcomb: "Cape Wind" (Public Affairs)

May 7, 2007

An account of a developer's five year battle to gain approval for a wind farm spanning 24 square miles in Nantucket Sound and the opposition he's faced from some of America's richest and most politically connected individuals.

Robert Hormats: "The Price of Liberty" (Times Books)

May 1, 2007

An international financing expert draws on history for lessons about how to finance the current War on Terrorism.

Allan Brandt: "The Cigarette Century" (Basic Books)

April 17, 2007

The rise of the powerful tobacco industry, how it's battled mounting legal and scientific challenges, and where its future lies.

Caitlin O'Connell: "The Elephant's Secret Sense" (Free Press)

March 26, 2007

An internationally acclaimed field scientist explains her theory of how elephants use seismic communication and why she believes elephant conservation is important for humans.

Immigration

March 26, 2007

A look at the trial challenging local ordinances aimed at combating illegal immigration in Hazleton, Pa., and the trend it represents. Also: an update on efforts for federal immigration reform.

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