Diplomacy and Pyongyang, Bill Ackman's Influence on J.C. Penney and Herbalife

« previous episode | next episode »

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

South Korean newspapers carry front-page stories of Kim Jong-Un, the youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, in Seoul on October 1, 2010. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

An Open Line of Communication with Pyongyang? | Bill Ackman: The Life and Times of the Activist Investor

Hearings for Obama Judicial Nominee Begin Today

The most important court in Washington, D.C. may just be the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The D.C. Circuit, as it's known, hears some of the most important federal cases. The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings today on the nomination of Sri Srinivasan to the D.C. Circuit.

Comments [2]

Bill Ackman: The Life and Times of the Activist Investor

If you follow the stock market or the business news, you’ve seen two companies dominating the headlines this week: Herbalife and J.C. Penny. And while it might seem that these two companies have nothing in common, they are, in fact, connected by one thing; or more accurately, by one man.

Comments [1]

An Open Line of Communication with Pyongyang?

As North Korea continues to ramp up its rhetoric, new details have emerged about American diplomatic policy toward North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un. It seems that the communications channels between United States and North Korea may be more open than previously realized. 

Comments [1]

Your Best and Worst Memories of Science Class

We asked for your memories, good and bad, of science class and got stories about flirty classmates, burning desks, and much more.

Comments [7]

Study Finds Black and White Alzheimer's Patients Share Gene Variants

In one of the largest studies ever done on Alzheimer’s in African-Americans, researchers discovered that the gene variants associated with Alzheimer in people of European ancestry was the same as the one seen in African-American Alzheimer's patients.

Comments [1]

An Up or Down on Gun Control and Immigration Reform May Be on the Way

Congress is being tested today, and it looks as though lawmakers have studied up on actually taking votes in the House and Senate. With procedural wrangling out of the way, will there actually be up or down votes on gun control legislation and immigration reform?

Comment

New Standards for Science Classes

Expanding science literacy is crucial to the United States economy, and of enormous strategic importance if we are to compete globally. And yet the last time the United States had a consensus on the strategic importance of science education, Sputnik had just been launched.

Comments [3]