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Koch front group advocated taking down unions

The governor of Wisconsin likes to say he’s not out to bust unions, but a front group for his chief financiers has a different line. At a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year, Scott Hagerstrom, the executive director of Americans for Prosperity in Michigan, publicly advocated…

Swiss scientists create consumer-level unmanned surveillance drone

Ten-thousand dollars sounds like a lot of money to some, but in the world of defense technology it’s mere chump change. But what if the most vital functions of expensive military hardware could be replicated inexpensively? A group of Swiss scientists took that approach to flying surveillance drones, coming up…

Study shows 401K plans not paying out enough

A new study finds that 25% of people 45-64 years old have no retirement savings whatsoever. CBS’ Money Watch gives tips on how to save for retirement. This video is from CBS, broadcast February 21, 2011.…

Jon Stewart catches Sen. Sessions in massive budget hypocrisy

On Wednesday night’s Daily Show, host Jon Stewart nailed Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for assaulting the dollar amount of President Obama’s budget cuts, while advocating for the very same budget cuts as a solution to America’s fiscal woes. The congressman likely won’t be forgetting this reaming any time soon. This…

Coca-Cola’s secret recipe finally spills out into public

National Public Radio’s “This American Life” has uncovered something that may as well have been a state secret: a photo of the original recipe for Coca-Cola. True to legend, the original recipe called for cocaine. This video is from Al Jazeera, broadcast Feb. 15, 2011.…

Simple tips to cut costs

Real Simple magazine’s senior editor appears on CBS News to share tips on how to cut costs on everything from medical bills to movie tickets. This video is from CBS, uploaded on February 7, 2011.…

Making money off of viral videos

Xtranormal CEO Graham Sharp on how his talking teddy bears enable any user to create a viral video hit. This video is from CNN, uploaded on January 31, 2011.…

Howard Dean on Obama’s budget plan

President Obama released his nearly $4-trillion-US 2012 budget on Monday. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gets a response from former Governor of Vermont, Howard Dean. This video is from MSNBC’s The Last Word, uploaded on February 14, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Study: Teens can’t handle caffeine in energy drinks

There’s a LOT of caffeine in energy drinks — but how much is that really? A new study covered by Good Morning America found that the beverages are not regulated in any way since they’re “dietary supplements,” but teens are gulping them down in record numbers regardless. This video is…

‘The Venus Project’: Ideas for reformatting society

How can humanity reorganize society to harness technology, eliminate money, manage natural resources and still provide for all? That tough question has plagued social engineer Jaques Fresco since he was a boy. Today, he preaches “technical revolution,” traveling the world promoting his “Venus Project” vision for a remade society. What…

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