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Bangladesh's Powerful Garment Sector Fends Off Regulation

The deaths of hundreds of workers in Bangladesh are taking place in a garment sector that has seen explosive growth over the past three decades. Amid market pressures to cut prices, the country has managed to lure clothing-makers through a combination of low wages and light regulation.

Big Ag Agrees to Conserve Cropland, But At What Cost?

Farmers say they are ready to compromise with some environmental groups on the issue of conservation compliance. But critics say the price tag for the taxpayer may be too high.

Samoans Await The Return Of The Tasty Turkey Tail

In 2007, Samoa banned the import of turkey tails from the U.S. to try to improve public health. But the ban kept the island nation from entering the World Trade Organization, so its days are numbered.

Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 5-Year Low

The news could be another sign that the economy's picked up enough strength to convince employers that it's OK to hold on to workers.

I Know I'm Supposed To Follow My Passion. But What If I Don't Have A Passion?

A young college grad asks an economist for advice.

Consumers Facing Subscription Service Overload Will Only Get More Choices

Consumers already have an abundance of choice when it comes to entertainment and news subscriptions. But analysts say it's still early days for all the digital subscription offerings we'll have to pay for.

From Mother To Daughter On 'Having It All'

A year after publishing her controversial Atlantic story, "Why Women Can't Have It All," Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her decision to leave the State Department to be at home. Her mother suggests that whether they stay home or work, women today have a much better sense of themselves than did previous generations.

Furloughs Only The Latest Blow To Federal Worker Morale

Government work was once synonymous with job security and stability. But these days furloughs, pay freezes and threats of further cuts are fomenting discontent. Some federal employees also say that public criticism of the federal government is also taking a toll.