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Nicaragua Fast-Tracking Bill to Authorize Chinese Company’s Canal to Compete with Panama

2013-06-14 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 3s

The government of Nicaragua is fast-tracking a bill that would authorize a company from China to build a new canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The dream of a Nicaraguan canal dates back more than a century.

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China’s Copycat Towns: Why Chinese Love Knock-Offs

2013-06-03 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 5s

China may be the world’s most prolific copycat. It’s brought us pirated DVDs, fake iPhones, and even entire fake Apple stores. But what about knock-off architecture?

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The Revolving Door of Ex-Pat Brazilians

2013-05-31 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 5s

When the US economy took a nosedive five years ago, Brazil’s economy hardly skipped a beat. With this economic shift in fortunes, migration patterns between the two countries shifted as well. But not as cleanly as one might think.

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Chopping Chicken in Missouri: Immigrants – Not Locals – Still Fill the Processing Lines

2013-05-28 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 4s

Butchering chicken and meat. It’s dangerous, low-paying factory work–and it leans heavily on immigrant workers, sometimes illegally. Just like farm work, immigration reform could change this industry dramatically, from granting workers legal status to offering temporary work visas. At the same time, some immigrants are deciding to move on from such tough work. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch reports from Missouri.

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Apple Scrutinized on Tax Avoidance

2013-05-26 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 4s

Apple is the world’s most valuable company. It also makes things many of us love. So some may even be taking it personally that Apple is on the ropes today. The public scrutiny is over charges that Apple Inc. avoids paying billions of dollars in taxes every year.

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Saving Money with Environmental Regulation

2013-05-15 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 6s

Critics argue that EPA regulation is costly to business and the US economy. But a new report from OMB shows that the financial benefits of environmental regulation outweigh the costs ten-fold. Harvard Professor Joe Aldy talks with host Steve Curwood about benefits of EPA rules.

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Affordable Washing Detergent for the Poor in Chile

2013-05-10 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 3s

For people in a poor neighborhood of Santiago, Chile, money can be so tight that it’s a hardship to buy something as basic as a box of laundry detergent. Chilean student protester turned social entrepreneur decided to build a simple vending machine made out of wood that sells small amounts of powdered detergent at a 40 percent discount.

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Padmasree Warrior on Why She Doesn't Believe in Work-Life 'Balance'

2013-05-08 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 8s

When Warrior began her career in technology at Motorola, she was one of only a handful of women working at her office. Two decades later, still only around a quarter of the employees at Cisco are women. As a wife and mother in addition to her high-powered career, Warrior is like many other women juggling the demands of her home life and work life. "The important thing to remember is that it isn't about balance, it's about integration," insists Warrior.

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Should Corporations be Required to Disclose Political Spending to Shareholders?

2013-05-03 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 4s

A group of Democratic officials and shareholder activists has petitioned the Security and Exchange Commission to require corporations to disclose their political donations to their shareholders. Advocates of the rule say shareholders should have the right to know where company resources are being spent, and to evaluate executives based on this information.

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In Japan, banker tries to cash in on compassion, clean energy

2013-05-03 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 4s

Japan's society has been roiled by the tsunami and disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant. At one credit union, the CEO has decided that it will do its part to help eliminate nuclear power in the country. And he's rewarding his customers who do the same.

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Planning for Retirement: "The Math Doesn't Work"

2013-04-26 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 8s

With pension plans nearly obsolete and most employees relying on their companies' 401k plans to prepare for retirement, many Americans may not know how to invest their money into these plans and the associated costs and fees that go along with that. In the new Frontline special, "The Retirement Gamble," Frontline correspondent Martin Smith investigates how to best navigate the country's retirement crisis. 

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In wake of Boston attacks, pressure cookers will need an image makeover

2013-04-25 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 4s

After last week's attacks around Boston, the common household pressure cooker has become associated with death, destruction and the Boston Marathon. But this fairly simple pot is a crucial cooking tool around the world. And it's going to need an image makeover.

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Activist Investors Shake Up American Companies

2013-04-19 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 8s

Some of the most well-known companies in corporate America have recently landed at the center of some pretty rough and tumble fights between their board of directors and activist investors.

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In Spain, Horses the Latest Victims in Economic Slump

2013-04-18 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 3s

Spain now says its economy will shrink more than expected this year, as banks struggle, the government slashes spending, and consumers spend less and less, especially on luxury items. One example: horses.

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Paid paternity leave, offered for men only, offers dramatic changes in workplace, home dynamics

2013-04-12 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

Paternity leave is often under-utilized, even in the countries where it's offered. But a new report finds that countries that are changing the way parental leave must be taken are finding striking success in boosting their economies, changing home roles and even opening up new opportunities for women.

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Asia Development Bank imagines fleet of electric trikes to help Manila

2013-04-10 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 5s

Manilla is known for its traffic, and its pollution is getting worse too. A bank is hoping to take advantage of those circumstances by financing the production of 100,000 electric trikes to replace the city's fossil-fueled versions.

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A Gun Manufacturer's Take on Tougher Gun Laws

2013-04-05 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 5s

On Monday, lawmakers in Connecticut announced plans to overhaul the state's gun laws. The draft legislation would, among other things, add more than 100 types of guns to the state's list of banned assault weapons. Several gun manufacturers have their homes in Connecticut. If the new proposed gun legislation passes, how will it affect their businesses?

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Tattoo culture prominent in Texas along Mexico-U.S. border

2013-04-03 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 5s

Along the border in Texas, tattoos are common. Some of them are religious in nature, others are cultural. But either way, there are tattoo artists who are staying busy fullfilling a local desire by people to express themselves, and their struggles.

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Online bridal business sells canceled weddings

2013-03-29 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 5s

The financial investment and hours of planning that go into a wedding might prevent some from canceling their special day. But a new online business hopes to lessen the financial burden by buying canceled weddings and re-selling them to the last-minute or thrift-minded bride and groom.

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Fracking in the UK: Supporters Look to Avoid ‘Reckless’ US Mistakes

2013-03-28 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 6s

As the UK gears up to start natural gas fracking, government and industry say they’re determined to avoid the mistakes made in the US. But observers differ as to whether the country is better prepared for the risks of the controversial technology, or worse.

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Need for Cyprus Financial Bailout Sparks Protests, Concern in Europe

2013-03-22 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 4s

Cyprus, like its Mediterranean neighbor Greece, needs a financial bailout. But a plan by the European Union to partially pay for the bailout with a tax of up to 10 percent on customers’ bank deposits sparked protests and a run on ATMs in Cyprus.

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Tax-exempt bonds fund some private projects

2013-03-15 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 6s

Billions of dollars from state and local governments are under scrutiny because private corporations are using them to fund tax-free projects. One reporter says this is a loophole that needs to be reviewed.

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In Bulgaria, vulture a critical part of local economy, sanitation infrastructure

2013-03-13 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 4s

Vultures, yes vultures, are increasingly important to the economy and health and safety of a poor, rural area of Bulgaria. The vulture of the Eastern Rhodope Nature Reserve not only dispose of local dead animals, preventing disease, but also are a powerful tourist draw.

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Oklahoma-based PR firm plays vital role in NRA's image; As Turkey's economy booms and Greece's sputters, former enemies find themselves less inimical

2013-03-08 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 12s

1) The National Rifle Association's ad agency has been helping craft the NRA's image since the early 1980s. Though their approach has been controversial over the years, some critics say the NRA won't be changing its approach any time soon. 2) Greece is the poster child of European economic crisis. But across the Aegean Sea is Turkey, with a booming economy. The two neighbors, though, are long-time enemies. This new economic disparity, however, is alleviating old pains and bringing the two countries' people closer together.

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Mexico's Zetas gang joins coal mining business for bigger profits; Spanish baker upends system by slashing price of bread by 80 percent

2013-02-27 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 10s

1) Mexico's drug cartel, the Zetas, have joined the coal mining business to increase their profits outside of their lucrative drug trading business. But legal and illegal coal mining practices in the region have mining advocates concerned for the miners' safety and future coal mining practices. 2) In Spain, a loaf of bread has typically cost a euro. But times are tough there, and one baker in the Valencia region decided to slash the price to just 20 euro cents. In so doing, he's upended the system, and captured a whole bunch of new customers at the same time.

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China’s telecommunications giant Huawei under scrutiny; Working less can increase productivity

2013-02-20 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 14s

1) China’s telecommunications giant Huawei has its sights set on global domination – in a good way, it insists. 2) The harder and longer someone works, the more tasks get completed. Or so logic would seem to say. Now, critics are saying productivity actually increases as workers slow their pace.

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China's new leadership faces challenges in the new year; My Micro NY creates smaller living for New York City

2013-02-15 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 12s

1) China has become the largest trading partner for much of the world. Though, and perhaps because, China is in a position of economic power, income inequality and migration have become large problems for the country's new leadership to address. 2) Micro-unit apartments are gaining popularity in big cities, running out of space. Through smart design and creativity, the winner of New York's adAPT NYC competition has created a plan for smaller units, with smart design.

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Rural Irish leaders pushing to loosen country's drunken driving laws, citing lost pub sales; Washington activists pushing for new labeling requirements for genetically modified foods

2013-02-07 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 10s

1) Ireland has targeted drunken driving in recent years, tightening restrictions and beefing up penalties. But a group of pub operators say those tighter laws are cutting into their profits, and they're seeking help from local government to create a system that authorizes drunken driving on rural roads. 2) Despite voters rejecting California's Prop 37, other states are now considering similar initiatives to require labeling of genetically modified food. In Washington, grassroots leaders are hoping for a victory against the deep-pocketed food industry.

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GlobalPost report finds income inequality, a global problem; Organization in India harnesses youthful idealism to make Kolkata's slums better

2013-01-31 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 19s

1) By using the GINI coefficient as a measure of inequality, the GlobalPost has mapped and compared cities across the world that are struggling with income inequality. In two cities across the world from one another, the findings were remarkably similar. 2) India's slums are troubled places for families to live. But for many, it's unavoidable. But a new group, Prayasam, is trying to make those places better -- and the group is using the determination and idealism of children to get there.

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Spain inaugurates first high-speed rail service connection with the rest of Europe; New Coca-Cola ad represents same happy approach, but with very different message

2013-01-24 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 11s

1) Spain has long been disconnected from the high-speed rail network that crisscrosses Europe. But no longer. A new line connected Madrid, Barcelona and Paris opened last week. 2) The new ad campaign from Coca-Cola aims to tackle the ongoing obesity problem in the United States. While some call it an attempt at re-branding the company, one critic sees this as an opportunity for global dialogue.

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Canadian maple syrup heist continues to cause controversy; Massachusetts businesses trying to cultivate Chinese tourists

2013-01-16 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 13s

1) A maple syrup heist in Quebec threatens price controls the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has used for some time -- and the theft occurred a year ago. The investigation continues into how one well-known buyer acquired the stolen syrup. 2) Members of the Chinese middle class, 300 million strong, are increasingly looking outside their nation's borders when thinking about vacation. And when they travel, they spend big, making them a prime topic for businesses across the world -- including in Massachusetts.

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Public works to drive change in Medellín and job tips for grads

2013-01-11 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 12s

1) Medellín has long been known for its connections to the drug wars and the cartels. But as the violence has slowly abated, the government is trying to do its best to kickstart that, and connect the city's disconnected residents. 2) After graduation many 20-somethings are choosing to move home to help navigate a tough job market. But one workforce veteran is offering advice for those willing to go the extra mile.

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Congress approves fiscal cliff compromise, but battle is far from over; Spanish city's locksmiths say they'll no longer assist with evictions

2013-01-03 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 9s

1) Congress approved a fiscal cliff bill Tuesday night, after weeks of broken deals and failed compromises. But the battle is far from over as conservatives push for dramatic increases in spending cuts in exchange for raising the country's debt limit, as soon as March. 2) Spanish banks looking to foreclose on delinquent mortgage owners in and around Pamplona will no longer have the assistance of the community's locksmiths. Last month, they announced they would no longer change the locks on people banks want to evict.

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Year in Review: NATO's Role in 2012, and Goals for 2013; Cerberus Capital Management moves to end investment in gun conglomerate

2012-12-26 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 11s

1) Year in Review: As we wind down 2012, The Takeaway will be airing a series of conversations with some of the people, and on the issues, that took center stage this year. For NATO, 2012 has been a key year in Afghanistan, as troops there prepare to hand over power to Afghan security forces next year. 2) Cerberus Capital Management moves to end investment in gun conglomerate: The Sandy Hook tragedy has ignited an open debate on gun control and availability of mental health services. But for the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, the aftermath of the shooting has changing their business strategy.

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Company in Prague turns to homeless people to show city's less-seen side; Company that Made Adam Lanza's Assault Rifle Up for Sale

2012-12-20 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 13s

1) Company in Prague turns to homeless people to show city's less-seen side: Prague is a major tourist draw in Europe's Czech Republic. However, like much of Europe, the city and country have its share of economic problems, which are contributing to a rise in homelessness. But one tourism company is harnessing that and hiring the homeless as tour guides. And they have a distinctly different point of view. 2) Company that Made Adam Lanza's Assault Rifle Up for Sale: The Freedom Group, described by Takeaway partner The New York Times as "the most powerful and mysterious force in the American commercial gun industry," manufactured some of the weapons used by the Washington, D.C. sniper in 2002, by James Holmes in Aurora, Colorado, and by Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday. 

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Michigan film industry booms and busts; British-based banks agree to historic settlement

2012-12-13 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 11s

1) When Michigan's auto factories started to close, many wondered what to do with them. The state decided to try and turn them into movie studios, which worked for a time. Until the tax credits ran out. 2) Two British-based banks are going to pay record fines under settlements announced by the US Justice Department.

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Abandoned barn becomes collaboration space for fighting global poverty; In India, economic growth hasn't led to food security

2012-12-05 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 13s

1) Denver group turns abandoned barn into collaboration space for fighting global poverty: In the fight against global poverty, little is easy. A Denver group is recognizing that and trying to bring groups in that field together to leverage each other's strengths and make it easier for them to work together. They're turning to an abandoned horse barn to do so. 2) In India, economic growth hasn't led to food security: Millions of people in India go hungry every day. And it has long-lasting effects on physical condition and mental abilities. A reporter from Bloomberg News, of Indian descent, returned to the small village where his family is from and lived for two weeks on a typical diet there.

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New U.S.-Mexico Agreement to Restore Colorado River Delta; Jollibee Fast Food Brings Taste of Philippines Diaspora

2012-11-28 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 10s

1) New U.S.-Mexico Agreement Promises to Restore Water to Colorado River Delta: The Colorado River Delta runs dry before it reaches the ocean in Mexico. It's meant that a once-lush habitat has turned into a large, dry mud flat. But a new water-use agreement between the United States and Mexico seeks to change that. 2) Jollibee Fast Food Brings Taste of Philippines Diaspora: For Filipinos looking for a taste of their homeland, Jollibee is ubiquitous. For Filipinos living abroad, it has become a comforting reminder of home.

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Spain Reviews Eviction Laws; American Energy in the Age of the Superstorm

2012-11-20 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 10s

1) After Public Outcry, Spain Reviews Eviction Laws: In cities across Spain on Monday, protesters banged on pots and pans in front of offices of the ruling Popular Party. They want Spain’s draconian eviction law changed. 2) American Energy in the Age of the Superstorm: After Hurricane Sandy, it's become pretty clear that major storms are here to stay… and the old antique that is the American power grid seems powerless against the recurring forces of mother nature.

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Europe's Identity Crisis and History Rhymes in China

2012-11-14 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 9s

1) Europe's Identity Crisis: What, precisely, is the nature of the crisis in Europe right now? Is it strictly to do with banking and debt? Or does the financial crisis expose a more deep-rooted problem that Europe is grappling with—a crisis of identity. 2) History Doesn't Repeat, But It Rhymes in China: The Chinese Communist Party is about to hold its once-in-a-decade transition of leadership. It’s happening amid political scandals and growing economic concerns.

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Hospitals Go Green to Save Money and Save Lives

2012-11-07 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 9s

In an effort to reduce climate vulnerability and stabilize energy costs, hospitals nationwide are investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Living on Earth host Steve Curwood checks out the innovative design of the new Spaulding hospital with John Messervy Director of Capital and Facilities Planning for Partners' HealthCare.

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'Keepin’ it weird' in Austin


2012-10-30 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 9s

Low taxes, minimal regulations, and simple licensing procedures make Austin, Texas one of the nation’s friendliest environments for starting a business. America Abroad's Andrew Uhler reports on how the "Keep Austin Weird" campaign has made the city a hub for American entrepreneurship.

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A Potential Trade War with Mexico on the Horizon over Tomatoes

2012-10-23 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 8s

1) The US Commerce Department is considering pulling the plug on a 16-year-old trade agreement regulating Mexican tomato imports. 2) As many as five deep water ports in Washington and Oregon are considering building terminals to export American coal to Asia. The coal would come from mines in Wyoming and Montana and would travel by train through the Northwest.

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Is Manufacturing the Key to Innovation?

2012-10-17 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 13s

The revival of American manufacturing has been a constant refrain in presidential campaigns, and 2012 is no exception. But does American manufacturing have a future?

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J.P. Morgan Sued for Defrauding Investors

2012-10-04 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 4s

J.P. Morgan Chase, America's biggest bank, is being sued for allegedly defrauding investors who lost more than $20 billion on mortgage-backed securities sold by the investment bank Bear Stearns. JP Morgan bought Bear Stearns in 2008.

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Free College: The Kalamazoo Promise

2012-09-26 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 8s

With soaring tuition costs, students and parents across the country are wondering how they will pay for college — except for those in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The district's superintendent and one of its students explain how free college tuition has changed test scores, dropout rates, and more.

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Jobs in Massachusetts and Spain

2012-09-19 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 11s

1) In Massachusetts at least, the clean energy industry is adding jobs at a brisk pace. From Living On Earth. 2) Spain considers Vegas-like project to jumpstart flagging economy. From PRI's The World

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Jobs report the Fed's plan for economic stimulus

2012-09-10 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 5s

Friday's release of the latest jobs report and how the Federal Reserve is preparing to act to accelerate growth in the economy. From The Takeaway. …

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America's labor movement

2012-09-04 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

Activist and labor leader Bill Fletcher, Jr. offers his insight and critique of America's labor movement in America. From The Tavis Smiley Show. …

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How off-shoring impacts the US workforce

2012-08-27 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

When companies shut down plants in the US and send jobs overseas, workers are faced with uncertain futures. From The Takeaway. …

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Economic stimulus sidelined by politics

2012-08-20 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)

How the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, passed in 2009, improved the economy, created jobs and was President Obama's least understood piece of legislation. From The Takeaway. …

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Investment predictions

2012-08-13 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 15s

Jim Rogers, an American investor and chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interest, predicts that the economy is turning away from shares and mutual funds, and towards those tangible goods. From The Takeaway …

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The state of America's retirement system

2012-08-06 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 9s

Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economics at the New School for Social Research, asserts that 49 percent of middle-class workers will be poor or near poor when they enter retirement. From The Takeaway. …

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Summer jobs no longer the realm of teen workers

2012-07-30 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

Older workers, immigrants, and young college grads are now taking the low-level work formerly filled by America's teenagers, and economists have suggested that this change might be permanent. From The Takeaway. …

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Educational programs address student debt

2012-07-23 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

How educating families about the cost of college tuition can help cut down on student debt. From The Takeaway. …

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Living on minimum wage

2012-07-16 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 6s

City employees of Scranton, Pennsylvania, find salaries reduced to minimum wage due to a budget deficit. A Scranton firefighter talks about his situation. From The Takeaway. …

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A possible solution for foreclosures

2012-07-09 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 3s

San Bernardino County in California explores seizing properties with underwater mortgages using eminent domain, then reselling the mortgages at rates reflective of what the property is now actually worth. The homeowners would stay in their homes throughout this process. From The Takeaway. …

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Job numbers and economic outlook

2012-07-02 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 4s

Unemployment stays at 8.2 percent as housing market remains weak. Global markets react positively to European bank bailout. From The Takeaway. …

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Brain drain cities offering to pay off residents' student loans

2012-06-25 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

Cities in the US facing brain drain are offering to pay some or all of graduates' student loans if they live and work in that city. From The Takeaway. …

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Fixing the gender wage gap

2012-06-18 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, American women continue to earn approximately 80 cents on every dollar their male counterparts make. One way to fix the wage gap, according to some experts, is for employees to share wage information. From The Takeaway. …

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Auto industry creating jobs

2012-06-11 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 9s

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows unemployment rates in the auto industry dropping faster than the national average, due in part to jobs created by the auto industry. From The Takeaway. …

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Fewer weeks of unemployment benefits

2012-06-04 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

Previously, unemployment benefits could be collected for 99 weeks, but last February, when Congress renewed the program, it had a caveat: fewer weeks of aid. From The Takeaway. …

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Australian companies looking to hire American workers

2012-05-28 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 5s

Engineers and skilled tradespeople are wanted in Australia -- why companies there are aggressively recruiting in the Houston, Texas area. From PRI's The World. …

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A support group for underearners

2012-05-21 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

Underearners Anonymous helps Americans who believe they compulsively earn less than they should. From The Takeaway. …

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Americans with post-grad degrees struggling to find jobs

2012-05-14 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

According to a recent report from The Chronicle of Higher Education, students pursuing or who have obtained masters degrees and Ph.D.'s are struggling quite a bit financially. From The Takeaway. …

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Defending trickle-down economics

2012-05-07 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 10s

Exploring the assertion that those who occupy the wealthiest percentile in America country are also contributing the most to the economy. From The Takeaway. …

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America's creative class not seeing relief from recession

2012-04-30 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 6s

Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show declines from 20 to 30 percent in photography, architecture, and graphic design fields since the recession began. From The Takeaway. …

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Population shift from suburbs to cities

2012-04-23 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)

Annual rate of growth in American cities surpasses that of suburbs for the first time in 20 years -- the economic conditions and implications. From The Takeaway. …

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Gold prices rise as paper currencies weaken

2012-04-16 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 4s

Gold has a long history of being more dependable than paper currencies, and the current tough economy has pushed gold prices to a new high. From PRI's The World. …

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California's 'store-front' colleges

2012-04-09 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 5s

Many immigrants looking for a professional foothold in the US attend small, private vocational colleges that they believe can provide them with more employment opportunities. From PRI's The World. …

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Experimenting with a new payment system for college students

2012-04-02 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 10s

Santa Monica College will implement something of a two-tier system for students to pay for different courses. Students can secure spots in the courses which are most in demand if they pay a higher fee. From The TakeaWay. …

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Health care law goes before Supreme Court

2012-03-26 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

The Affordable Care Act mandates an expansion of health insurance to 30 million more Americans within a decade -- the Supreme Court will hear arguments this week on whether portions of the law are unconstitutional. From The Takeaway. …

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The jobs outlook and how to improve your chances of landing a job

2012-03-19 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

The economy may be improving, but many Americans are still struggling to make ends meet. Personal Finance Reporter for The New York Times Ron Lieber on the jobs outlook. From The Takeaway. …

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A new generation of college-education blue collar workers

2012-03-12 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 8s

College graduates who can't find a job in their field of study are working in the service industry at places like Walmart and Starbucks just to stay financially afloat. From The Takeaway. …

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Taxing America's privileged

2012-03-05 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 9s

Should high-income earners bear the burden of supporting low-income earners by paying higher taxes, thereby improving all of society? The Obama administration certainly thinks so, but there are many who would disagree. From The Takeaway. …

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Business owners weigh in on Obama's tax plan

2012-02-27 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

President Obama's tax plan includes fewer tax loopholes, reduces tax rates for manufacturers, creates a new minimum tax for foreign earnings and simplifies the tax code for small businesses. US business owners weigh in. From The Takeaway. …

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Disproportionate number of veterans living in poverty

2012-02-20 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

Veterans make up only ten percent of the population, yet seven percent of veterans live in poverty and one in five are homeless. Of those that have served, the group hardest hit have been National Guard veterans. From The Takeaway. …

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Growth seen in January jobs report

2012-02-13 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 9s

January's jobs report is encouraging -- the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent, and the economy added 243,000 jobs, more than expected. What this means for the US economic recovery. From The Takeaway. …

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The middle-class, the poor and the presidential election

2012-02-06 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 11s

Some middle-class Americans are frustrated by the idea of having to provide a social safety net for the very poor. From The Takeaway. …

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Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

2012-01-30 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 8s

Since the 1980s, the U.S. economy has shifted away from manufacturing and towards intellectual property and services, but does the country need to shift back in order to create jobs? From The Takeaway. …

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Mayors address economic hardships plaguing the nation's cities

2012-01-23 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 2s

Mayors from across the nation met last week to discuss unemployment and other economic issues hitting their respective cities. Mayor Steve Benjamin discusses his own struggles as mayor of Columbia, SC. From The Takeaway. …

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How too much regulation of banks could hurt consumers

2012-01-16 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

While consumers are calling for more regulation around bank fees and other practices, Joe Nocera, Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times explains how too many regulations could pose a threat to the financial system. From The Takeaway. …

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Classifying pregancy as a disability may give women workers more protection

2012-01-08 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 11s

The argument that pregnancy comes with physical limitations on par with conditions now protected under a new amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which could give women more legal protections at their workplace. From The Takeaway. …

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How Fort Dodge, Iowa lured foreign investments to create jobs

2012-01-02 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 5s

In October, Fort Dodge reeled in a big fish: a South Korean company, Cheil Jedang, or CJ, said it will invest $324 million in a new plant near Fort Dodge that makes additives for livestock feed. It's expected to create some 200 local jobs. From PRI's The World. …

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Jeffrey Sachs on the moral causes to America's fiscal problems

2011-12-26 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 14s

Economist Jeffrey Sachs says the nation's current economic and political woes share a similar root cause: that America's financial and political leaders are failing to take the moral steps necessary to restrain a society of markets, and policies run amok, and that we need to become a "mindful society." From The Takeaway. …

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Standoff in Congress over payroll tax extension

2011-12-19 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

ouse Republicans reject Senate bill calling for two-month extension of payroll tax cut, saying they want to pass a full-year extension. From The Takeaway. …

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Healthcare reform shuffle

2011-12-12 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 7s

Dr. Donald Berwick, on temporary appointment by President Obama to reform Medicare and Medicaid, has left his post. Why Berwick's efforts to improve healthcare and healthcare costs were thwarted. From The Takeaway. …

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Manufacturing in US continues to grow

2011-12-05 :: admin@entrepreneur-podcast.com (Gary Schuller)
Length: 3s

One of the bright spots in the American economy right now is coming from manufacturing, and in the automobile sector, the growth rate is translating into about 250,000 new jobs in the next few years. From The Takeaway. …

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