With school out, teachers talk about burnout June brings a mix of emotions for teachers: relief over making it through another year and a sense of accomplishment after helping students learn. But many teachers struggle this time of year, feeling completely burned out.7:20 a.m.
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Divided Politics, Creaky Economy Put Egypt On Edge
More than a year after its revolution, Egypt is still struggling for direction. The country holds a runoff Saturday and Sunday in its first competitive presidential election, and the choices show the country's divide: One candidate is from the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood; the other, a former prime minister in Hosni Mubarak's regime.
Will Credit Be The Spoiler In Housing Recovery?
The housing market is finally showing signs of a comeback, according to an annual study from Harvard. Home prices have stopped falling in many areas, and buyers are growing more confident. But, though mortgage interest rates are at record lows, banks are often cautious to lend.
Iran's Nuclear Fatwa: A Policy Or A Ploy?
Iran's supreme leader has repeatedly cited his own fatwa, or religious edict, that nuclear weapons are a sin and that Iran doesn't want them. Many in the West are skeptical, but U.S. officials are calling on Iran to live up to the fatwa.
'A Morning Ritual': New Orleans Fights For Its Paper
The city is rallying around its famous newspaper, the Times-Picayune, as it goes through layoffs and publication cutbacks. The public outcry is escalating, with the upper echelon of the city's political, business and cultural leaders pleading with the paper's owners to reconsider.
Immigration Law Slows A Family's March Forward
The idea that anyone can make it in the U.S. is personified by immigrant success stories. But what if you came to America for a better life, worked hard and made it — but now face an increasingly anti-immigrant environment? One South Carolina family continues to have faith that the next generation will have it better.
Michigan Finally Eyeing Changes To Lawyers For Poor
Prosecutors admit that the constitutional right to an attorney is inconsistently applied for indigent criminal defendants in some states. In Michigan, officials have repeatedly ignored pleas to change how it pays lawyers for the poor. But lawsuits and exonerations may be starting to change that.
JPMorgan's CEO Calls Losses 'Indefensible'
The chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where he tried to explain his company's recent multibillion-dollar trading losses. Dimon told the Senate Banking Committee that the losses were indefensible. He also said the company may try to recover some of the compensation paid to the traders who were responsible.
Jury Deliberates In Gupta Insider Trading Case
The insider trading case against Rajat Gupta is in the jury's hands. Gupta was a former member of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs and a close associate of Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund manager who was convicted of insider trading last year.
Yemen Works To Reclaim Al-Qaida's Territory
Yemen announced earlier this week that it had driven out militants linked to al-Qaida from its southern region, an area that has become a focal point of U.S. concerns about terrorism.