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Food crisis hits middle class here, abroad

Sean Cole and Gretchen Wilson | May 9, 2008
It's not just the poor who are suffering from the global food crisis. More middle-class people are having trouble feeding themselves. Sean Cole visits a family in Minnesota. Then, Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa where home gardening is a necessity.

Week on Wall Street

Tess Vigeland | May 9, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Tess Vigeland about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Drug's victims seek more compensation

Stephen Beard | May 9, 2008
Victims left deformed when their mothers took the drug Thalidomide are in Germany to launch the latest stage in a multibillion-dollar campaign to get more compensation from the company that marketed the drug 50 years ago. Stephen Beard reports
Posted In: Health

Wealthy nations buying up land for food

Sam Eaton | May 9, 2008
Nations such as Saudi Arabia are seeking to ensure their future food supplies by buying up productive agricultural land in other countries. Sam Eaton reports.

Chavez's terrorist ties raise oil prices

Dan Grech | May 9, 2008
The price of oil jumped to $126 a barrel on news that Venezuela President Hugo Chavez may have closer ties than initially suspected with the Colombian terrorist group FARC -- raising fears of U.S. sanctions on his oil-rich nation. Dan Grech reports.

Getting aid to Myanmar still a struggle

John Dimsdale | May 9, 2008
Ever since a massive cyclone swamped the nation of Myanmar last week, only a fraction of the displaced population has received aid. International relief agencies are scrambling to figure out how to deal with the country's xenophobic rulers. John Dimsdale reports.

Shell gets a greenwash smackdown

Jim Nicolow | May 9, 2008 reports that greenwash complaints in the U.K. quadrupled last year....
Posted In: clean coal, ExxonMobil, Shell

Citigroup to sell more assets

Amy Scott | May 9, 2008
Battered Citigroup has raised money from investors, laid off employees and sold off chunks of the business. It wasn't enough. Today the company announced it would sell off $400 billion in assets. Amy Scott has more.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Hedge fund tries Africa

Andrea Gardner | May 9, 2008
A new hedge fund is investing $125 million in Africa and the Middle East, areas where the fund managers say opportunities are huge. Sarah Gardner has more on whether this is a sign that Africa is the "last frontier."
Posted In: Investing

Decrypting the consumer price index

| May 9, 2008
Next week, the government releases its consumer price index for April, so we'll get to see just how high the cost of living has jumped, right? But economists aren't predicting a big jump in the cpi. Nancy Marshall Genzer asks why.
Posted In: Economy, Retail