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  • 12:14pm May 03, 2013
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    'Cracking Sound' Heard Before Bangladeshi Building Collapsed

    Reporter Jim Yardley of The New York Times has learned a lot about the man who owned the building in Bangladesh which collapsed last week, killing more than 500 people. He talks to David Greene about the owner's place in a corrupt system, and the challenges facing the country's garment industry.
  • Casual clothing detail fashion background made in the USA
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    4:05pm May 02, 2013
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    Ethical Fashion: Is The Tragedy In Bangladesh A Final Straw?

    Since a garment factory collapsed last month in Dhaka, killing more than 400 people, ethical fashion has been in the spotlight. Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Price of Cheap Fashion, explains the economy that created this tragedy and what we can do to fix it.
  • President Obama speaks at a news conference Tuesday. He addressed the use of chemical weapons in Syria and said he's weighing his options.
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    10:09am May 02, 2013
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    How Will Obama Make His Case On Syria?

    When it comes to the U.S. role in Syria's civil war, President Obama says he's weighing all options. Whatever he decides, he'll have to make his case to a public that hasn't been paying close attention.
  • 10:09am May 02, 2013
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    Ahead Of Obama Trip, Mexico Alters Cooperation Agreements

    President Obama heads to Mexico Thursday for a three day trip south of the border that includes a stop in Costa Rica. The president says he plans to focus on trade and economic opportunities between the U.S. and Mexico during his visit. But the timing of the trip comes just as Mexico is altering cooperation agreements between the two countries in the fight against drug trafficking.
  • 7:48pm May 01, 2013
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    S. African Leader Under Fire After Awkward Visit With Mandela

    Nelson Mandela had a bewildered look and was largely unresponsive when President Jacob Zuma stopped by earlier this week. After the visit was televised, some South Africans began criticizing the president, saying the images were disrespectful to the iconic figure.
  • In 2011, a company hired by Wal-Mart to inspect a factory in Bangladesh found numerous worker, safety and environmental issues that violated the retail giant's terms for suppliers.
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    7:48pm May 01, 2013
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    Deal To Protect Bangladeshi Factory Workers Still Elusive

    After deadly disasters in clothing factories, labor activists are trying to persuade at least two more retailers to agree to improve working conditions in Bangladesh. Two retail giants have already signed onto a proposal that would mandate that fire and safety inspections be made public and require retailers to pay for needed factory repairs.