Ai-jen Poo, the director of National Domestic Workers Alliance, just won a MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the "genius grant." She describes how it feels to win the prestigious award and how it might affect her work with America's "visible invisible" domestic workers.
Already one of the world’s major financial centers, London is now going after an even bigger piece of the pie — Islamic finance. The sector is growing by 30 percent a year, so British government officials are pushing for a public, high-profile campaign to establish the city as a hub.
Thousands of Chinese workers, many of them teenagers, become seriously ill from chemicals used in factories producing Apple products. A new documentary called "Who Pays The Price?" is following the lives, and deaths, of some workers and may have already led to changes in the Apple's foreign practices.
The H4 visa allows family members of some American visa holders to live here legally — but not much else. Critics say that decision robs the US of highly skilled workers and also leads to depression and abuse among H4 visa holders. Now, a new government rule will finally allow work permits for some H4 visa holders.
The "maker movement" is getting so mainstream that the White House recently hosted its own fair for makers. And the movement is about much more than 3-D printing trinkets — advocates say the spread of small-scale manufacturing could usher in a new kind of industrial revolution.
White actors playing "experts" regularly appear in Chinese commercials. But now, as Chinese consumers grow more sophisticated, more and more Chinese actors are taking over the lab coats and boss roles in TV ads.
An oil tanker is sitting 60 miles off the Texas coast, trapped at sea with one million barrels of crude oil from Kurdish Iraq. It's worth $100 million, but Baghdad and the government of the country's autonomous Kurdish region can't agree on who's allowed to sell it.
You've got a college education, maybe a higher degree and a professional job. Surely you aren't threatened at work by technology, right? Think again, say two scientists at the MIT Center for Digital Business. But they also predict a coming golden age of free time and creativity.
The battle over labeling GMO foods has prompted food companies to pour $27 million into lobbying efforts — just in the last six months. With a lawsuit arguing that Vermont's GMO labeling law is unconstitutional and fights to stop labeling initiatives in other states, the big food lobbying push is likely to keep growing.
For some foreigners, the H1B, a temporary, skilled-worker visa, is one way to work legally in the US; Some argue that companies pay H1B holders less than their American counterparts, while foreigners can feel shackled to their employers.
Brazil is investing nearly a billion dollars in Cuba's new state-of-the art deep sea port and free trade zone. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Havana says both nations are planning for a time when Washington has lifted trade sanctions on the socialist nation.
It's hard to be an entrepreneur in France these days, what with government regulation and a French attitude that failure is just bad form. So some French entrepreneurs are settling in Silicon Valley and bringing their French style with them.
California is trying to get everyone to switch to reusable bags, becoming the first state to outright ban plastic bags and implement a 10-cent charge for the use of paper bags. Opponents, however, are vowing to get the ban reversed.
Across Africa, many HIV-positive women would like to have children, but they face a dilemma: How can they become pregnant without putting their partners at risk? Dr. Okeoma Mmeje, an ob-gyn at the University of Michigan, offers an inexpensive solution.
The Pentagon has made it clear that its "Buy American" policy will be in effect for solar panels — which means Chinese-made solar panels are no longer acceptable for US military installation in the US and abroad.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Bill Atwell, manager of a Goodwill thrift store in Colorado, who is planning to auction a donated lithograph that may or may not have artist Salvador Dali's signature on it.
Safari tourism in Africa is changing. Tracking down big game is still central, but more and more tourists are also involved with conservation and helping local communities. Correspondent Jake Warga reports.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Barcelona in the Catalan region of Spain, where voters go to the polls on Sunday.While the dominant issue is the economy, campaign ads that use sex and violence are getting all the attention.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Marcia Zug, professor of family law at the University of South Carolina School of Law, about the issue of illegal immigrants in the US who are separated from their children because of detention and deportation.
Today's Geo Quiz is about money. We Americans aren't feeling very wealthy right now. Most of us are a lot wealthier still than most of the world's 6.8 billion people. Most of them are poor. We want to know which are the 5 poorest countries of the world?
Marco Werman talks with Robert Kaufmann, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston U, about the new technologies which are helping the oil industry search for oil in many areas once considered too difficult.
Lisa Mullins talks with theologian Father Thomas Reese about changes in the Vatican Bank. New rules announced today should increase transparency, prevent money laundering or the financing of terrorists.
A new study shows 83 percent of all deaths during earthquakes in the last 30 years were in countries that were unusually corrupt. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with study author Roger Bilham. He is also taking questions in our latest Science Forum.
Northern Sudan is all but resigned to the impeding independence of Southern Sudan. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Khartoum, where some northerners are sad to see the south go ï¿½ while others say good riddance.