Monday, February 28, 2011

EL Civics: Office Work



EL Civics: Office Work
Learn English for Work - ESL video about office work and workers. Easy vocabulary words like office manages, office worker, computer, printer, water cooler, and address organizer. Designed for ESL students and teachers. Please visit my website at www.elcivics.com. Christina Niven

Thursday, February 24, 2011

States Put Pressure on Public Worker Unions

VOANews Learning English: States Put Pressure on Public Worker Unions

Protests spread in US as government workers react to what they see as union-busting efforts ECONOMICS REPORT (download mp3)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Border City McAllen, Texas Prospers Despite Mexico Violence



VOAVideo: Mexico Border Economy

VOANews: Border City McAllen, Texas Prospers Despite Mexico Violence

FBI statistics show cities and towns on the U.S. side of the border to have lower crime rates than most of those found in other parts of the country. One of the most prosperous and peaceful places on the border is McAllen, Texas, in the lower Rio Grande River Valley.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Obama Urges Businesses to Invest in America



VOAVideo: Obama Urges Businesses to Invest in America

President Barack Obama urged business leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Monday to work more closely with his administration to improve the job picture and bolster economic growth in the United States. The president, who has often been at odds with the business community, reminded corporate leaders of their shared responsibility and promised to do more to help American businesses maintain their competitive edge. Mil Arcega reports.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

US Economy Grew 3.2 Percent in 4th Quarter



VOAVideo: US Economy Grew 3.2 Percent in 4th Quarter

The US Commerce Department says the economy grew at a faster pace in the last three months of 2010, expanding at an annual rate of 3.2 percent. Experts say it's another sign that the worst of the economic crisis is over. But as Mil Arcega reports, the US economy is still not growing fast enough to bring down unemployment.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011