Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

High End Jean Manufacturers Fear Tariff Will Cripple Their Industry



VOAVideo: High End Jean Manufacturers Fear Tariff Will Cripple Their Industry

The 'Made in USA' label is still coveted in many parts of the world. Some consumers, especially in Europe, will pay a high price for a pair of American-made designer jeans, many of them made in California. Now, the industry says it is being threatened by a new European tariff, which it says could cost California jobs and have an impact on other parts of the world. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has this report from Los Angeles, home of many designer jean companies.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Weddings Are a Billion Dollar Business in America

VOA Learning English: Weddings Are a Billion Dollar Business in America

More than 2.3 million couples get married in the United States every year. Sometimes a couple may simply go to a courthouse or city hall and be married by a judge or other official. But more elaborate wedding ceremonies are big business, adding $70 billion to the American economy every year. (read more) (listen)

Monday, June 24, 2013

How to make a first good impression in a job interview?



learnexmumbai: How to make a first good impression in a job interview?

How to make a first good impression in a job interview :

In this lesson Ceema explains how to make a good impression to impress your potential employer.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Money Talks

VOA Learning English: Money Talks--Words and their Stories

People often say that money talks. They mean that a person with a lot of money can say how he or she wants things done. But it is not easy to earn enough money to gain this kind of power. (read more) (listen)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Immigrant's Success Creates Abundant Opportunities for Many Others



VOAVideo: Immigrant's Success Creates Abundant Opportunities for Many Others


America is often called "The Land of Opportunity." And in 2011 alone, more than a million immigrants became permanent residents on the path to citizenship. Many come to the U.S. to escape hardships where they live, and some to give their children better opportunities. But for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, the United States sometimes helps them realize their dreams. And when that happens, it can change other people's lives as well. Arash Arabasadi of VOA's Persian News Network has one example.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Living in the U.S. is Just $1,000,000 Away

ESLPod Blog: Living in the U.S. is Just $1,000,000 Away

Getting official permission to move to the United States ranges from fairly easy for some countries to nearly impossible for others. But if you have $1,000,000 to spare (extra; to spend), you may have a shortcut (an easier way) to getting a green card (the permanent resident status that allows you live and work in the U.S.). (read more)

USCIS: Info about the E-B Immigrant Investor Visa

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Indonesia: Young Entrepreneur Starts a Learning Center



VOA Learning English: Indonesia: Young Entrepreneur Starts a Learning Center

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

From Cake Baking to Movie Making: How Kickstarter Is Changing Business (VOA On Assignment June 14)



VOAVideo: From Cake Baking to Movie Making: How Kickstarter Is Changing Business (VOA On Assignment June 14)

On Assignment's Philip Alexiou interviews VOA correspondent Suzanne Presto about the rise of the popular fundraising website Kickstarter. Suzanne profiled a Washington-area woman using the crowdsourcing tool to fund her bakery business. And as Suzanne reports, even Hollywood has gotten in on the trend.

For more info, visit Kickstarter.com.