Shoppers stormed retail stores this past weekend, and now on Cyber Monday, many are clicking their way to more purchases. One estimate says U.S. consumers may spend $1.2 billion online Monday, smashing last year's record of just over $1 billion.
Britain opted out of the euro, but it's by no means protected from the eurozone troubles. Declining demand on the continent means fewer British exports. The picture is particularly bleak in places like Hull — a port city with one of the highest rates of youth unemployment in Britain.
Author Jim Collins talks to Steve Inskeep as part of the Morning Edition occasional series Fixes. Collins says that by making CEOs buy company stock with their own money, they will have more incentive to manage for the long term and make the types of decisions that lead to job growth.
In the same month that the debt supercommittee failed to rise above partisanship for the sake of America's economy, a hyper-partisan House of Representatives managed a landslide victory. The crowdfunding bill it passed last week could be a big break for entrepreneurs — but does it put investors at risk?
Many community colleges let students pick and choose classes, but those who sign up at a Tennessee Technology Center have their schedules decided for them. The centers work closely with advisers from local businesses to keep their programs in sync with economic reality — one reason why around 8 in 10 students finish and get a job in their field.
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