Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai, 16, rose to international fame when she was shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban’s ban on girl’s education. Malala made a remarkable recovery, becoming the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. Margaret Warner talks to Yousafzai about her mission. Continue reading
The careless lending practices in peer-to-peer lending may be a harbinger of greater problems to come in our financial system. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images. The stock market had an incredibly good run in 2013: The Standard and Poor’s 500 … Continue reading
By Doug Dachille The careless lending practices in peer-to-peer lending may be a harbinger of greater problems to come in our financial system. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images.
In our news wrap Wednesday, the first day of 2014 was marked by a papal address, mayoral inaugurations and a series of bowl games for football fans. Also, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked a health care law mandate that some church-affiliated groups provide coverage for birth control. Continue reading
It’s your boss’ fault for piling too much work on you, but it’s your fault for not speaking up, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos. Photo courtesy of Comstock Images via Getty Images.
By Nick Corcodilos It’s your boss’ fault for piling too much work on you, but it’s your fault for not speaking up, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos. Photo courtesy of Comstock Images via Getty Images.
2013 was a big year on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes all had banner years. But do these gains reflect wider gains in the economy? Jeffrey Brown talks to Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek, Harry Holzer of Georgetown University and financial advisor Hugh Johnson. Continue reading
Under a UN-backed U.S. and Russian agreement, the Syrian government has begun to dismantle its chemical weapons equipment and structures in order to meet a mid-2014 timeframe. But now the nation has missed a key deadline in moving the dangerous chemicals. Hari Sreenivasan reports on what caused the delay. Continue reading
Although Syria missed a key year-end deadline in the process of eliminating their chemical weapons stockpile, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane says progress has still been made. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Kane about the risks and challenges that lie ahead in transporting dangerous chemicals out of Syria. Continue reading
Social Security is contributing to the deficit, says Larry Kotlikoff; it’s just not showing up where readers may have been looking. Photo courtesy of William Thomas Cain/Getty Images.