- Newsmaker: Will Greenspan Speech Do What Bush's Couldn't?
With the stock markets still wallowing in five-year lows, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan reported to the Senate Banking Committee today on the state of the economy. Watching, along with anxious business leaders and legions of angry shareholders, was Rex Nutting, Washington bureau chief for CBS MarketWatch.com.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Fast Food, Fast Track?
Fast-food restaurants have been the subject of innumerable nutrition studies, but not until now have they been looked at in the context of immigration. Fast Food, Fast Track addresses that seemingly unlikely connection in fast-food restaurants in the ethnic neighborhoods of New York. Author Jennifer Parker Talwar says that such restaurants serve as pathways for assimilation - even upward mobility.
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