- Everyone knows how important education is for the economic prospects of a community or region. But who would have thought that low education attainment levels
- Justice Department investigating Standard & Poor's for allegedly improperly rating dozens of mortgage securities leading up to the financial crisis.
- Sick residents have questions and scientists are looking for answers; might the BP spill be behind a wave of illness? We hear how cleanup workers and coastal communities might have been exposed in part two of Jeff Young’s report Toxic Tide - Discovering the Health Effects of the Deepwater Disaster.
- Daunted by high up-front costs, U.S. homeowners continue to shy away from residential solar power systems, even as utility-scale solar projects are taking off. But with do-it-yourself kits and other innovative installation approaches now on the market, residential solar is having modest growth.
- After a three year surveillance on a remote area of the San Carlos Apache Reservation that had been converted into a pot farm, rangers confiscated 106 full-grown plants with a street value of $160,000 and $2,000 in equipment. Native American reservations have often been a hot bed for pot farms
- 23 years after launching a human rights complaint into systemic workplace discrimination, corrections officer Michael McKinnon receives damages, and the province of Ontario launches a three-year initiative to combat racism in prisons.
Many undocumented immigrants without criminal records who are up for deportation will be allowed to indefinitely stay in the United States and apply for work permits, said U.S. Department of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday.