Renee Montagne talks with Professor Joshua Landis about the Alawite sect in Syria. The minority group is the power base for President Bashar Assad's government. Landis is director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.
Jamie Dimon will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday testifying about massive trading losses at the nation's biggest bank. The CEO of JPMorgan Chase is expected to apologize for a hedging strategy that led to a multibillion-dollar loss. In prepared remarks, Dimon says despite those losses, the bank's overall balance sheet remains solid.
A new study of global business refutes the notion of the queen bee — the often cited assertion that women are reluctant to help other women and will undermine each other to get ahead. In fact, the study shows that women are more likely to develop new talent — especially other women — than men are.
A team of economists studied bank heists in the U.S. and U.K. to figure out whether bank robbery is a lucrative profession. The research, published in the journal Significance, found the average takeaway per robber is about $4,000 in the U.S. There's a much better return in the U.K., closer to $20,000.