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Report: Power will shift away from U.S.

Stephen Beard | Nov 21, 2008
A report is projecting a major shift in global economic and political power, putting more of the focus on China, India and Russia. Stephen Beard reports why decline in U.S. power may not be comforting.

New ruling sought on carcinogen

Sam Eaton | Nov 21, 2008
The watchdog group Public Citizen is asking a court to throw out a rule concerning hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen. Abolishing the ruling would help a new administration issue a new one. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health, Jobs

Bankers target Dubai for jobs

Kelly McEvers | Nov 21, 2008
With layoffs becoming almost routine in the banking industry, options for financial professionals are dwindling. Many are circulating their resumes around the fast-growing market of Dubai. Kelly McEvers reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Citigroup may be considering a merger

Janet Babin | Nov 21, 2008
With its stock having lost more than a quarter of its value on Thursday, Citigroup looks like it could be in talks for a merger or sale. The company's board reportedly will meet today. Janet Babin has the story.

I'm pretty sure this is bad...

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 21, 2008
I was traveling yesterday -- to New York for an interview with the CEO of Macy's that'll air next week. But I wanted to point this out....

Stay the course?

Chris Farrell | Nov 21, 2008
Question: Hi, Chris. Like everyone else, my company retirement savings plan is way way down--56% off, to be exact. I'm 38 so I don't need the money...
Posted In: Investing

Let the big publishers fall

| Nov 20, 2008
Major publishers are struggling to stay afloat. But author and commentator Megan Hustad said some no longer produce the quality publications they used to, and she won't miss them if they go under.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Vampire flick expected to make a killing

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 20, 2008
Teen vampire movie "Twilight" has already sold out advance tickets in hundreds of theaters for its opening on Friday, demonstrating again that the teen market remains hot. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

GMAC wants to become a bank

| Nov 20, 2008
Like AmEx, financial services company GMAC has applied for status as a bank, which would make it eligible to receive bailout funds. Tess Vigeland asks banking law professor Lissa Broome to explain the trend.
Posted In: Economy

Companies want pension rules changed

John Dimsdale | Nov 20, 2008
Some of the nation's largest companies are asking Congress to suspend rules requiring them to contribute more money to pension funds. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retirement