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  • Monitor Breakfast Education Secretary Arne Duncan: Chicago youth violence 'devastating'

    The most somber note in Wednesday's Monitor-sponsored breakfast with reporters came when Education Secretary Arne Duncan was asked about the murders of young people in Chicago.
    09/22/2010 02:51 pm

  • Green Economics In defense of the modern research university

    Research universities aren't perfect, but they do have a role to play. They should start by reallocating their best resources, their faculty, to serve the undergraduates instead of the graduates.
    09/17/2010 04:10 pm

  • The Lost Dogs

    Afraid of pit bulls? Here’s the book that will change your mind.
    09/17/2010 07:05 am

  • How Bill Clinton factors in California governor race

    Former President Bill Clinton found himself tossed between Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman this week. Clinton endorsed Brown, but how the candidates respond could have more of an impact.
    09/15/2010 07:28 pm

  • US medical team, arrested in Zimbabwe, released on bail

    The medical team had operated in Zimbabwe for more than 10 years before its members were arrested for operating without licenses. What happened?
    09/13/2010 03:55 pm

  • Sarah Shourd clemency offer bittersweet for American mothers

    Sarah Shourd clemency: Iranian officials have announced that on Saturday they will release one of the Americans but said nothing about the fate of Americans Shane Bauer or Josh Fattal.
    09/10/2010 11:10 am

  • Ebonics interpreters needed for war on drugs, says DEA

    Ebonics interpreters are needed to help interpret wiretapped drug suspects, according to a memo sent by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
    08/25/2010 06:11 pm

  • Top 5 worst US cities for traffic

    Looking to get somewhere in 15 minutes? It's not likely in one of these five US cities. The Texas Transporation Institute's (TTI) 2009 Urban Mobility Report, a national report using data from 2007, documents the annual number of hours motorists spent stuck in traffic. ABC News reported that the total amount of time Americans wasted in traffic in 2007 from the TTI study was 4.2 billion hours. That works out to nearly one full work week, or vacation week if you want to look at it that way, for every traveler. Some cities saw some traffic improvements. But if you're planning to move to one of the top 5 worst US cities for traffic, you might want to stock up on your books on tape, travel snacks, and invest in satellite radio – chances are you'll be spending some "quality" time in your car.
    08/24/2010 05:15 pm

  • Can social media save the world? Some nonprofits give it a try.

    Several efforts are afoot to harness the potential of social media for aid organizations and similar groups. The idea is to efficiently get help to people who need it.
    08/05/2010 04:30 pm

  • Will state budget cuts blunt the recovery?

    State and city budget cuts could offset the federal stimulus's effects.
    08/02/2010 10:00 am

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Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

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