December 4, 2013 | NPR · Railroads are increasingly becoming the preferred means of shipping the masses of oil being produced in North Dakota and surrounding states. The railroad industry is eager to fill in for the lack of pipeline capacity. But some say the train growth needs to slow down.
December 4, 2013 | NPR · Colombia's economy has been growing, and wages have been rising. That's good for the country as a whole, but it may wind up driving away the T-shirt industry.
December 4, 2013 | NPR · Public pensions are at risk in both Illinois and in the city of Detroit. In Illinois Tuesday the legislature passed a pension reform bill cutting benefits for retirees. And, also Tuesday, a federal judge gave Detroit the go ahead to slash is public pension and healthcare benefits. Are these examples models for other states and cities with huge budget problems? Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, told Robert Siegel that, in fact, Detroit's pension benefits were relatively well funded and were not the primary budget problem.