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U.S. in awkward spot at climate talks

Sam Eaton | Dec 10, 2007
At a U.N. conference on global warming in Bali, the United States is the elephant in the room. Sam Eaton's been following the meeting and discusses the issues with Kai Ryssdal.

McDonald's makes a comeback

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 10, 2007
It wasn't so long ago McDonald's was suffering on the unfashionably unhealthy end of the food chain. But its fortunes have changed along with its menus. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

Troubled banks turn to sovereign funds

Amy Scott | Dec 10, 2007
An investment company set up by the government of Singapore has bought a nearly $10 billion stake in the Swiss bank UBS, which is reeling from the subprime mess. Other sovereign funds are on a bit of a shopping spree for Western banks as well. Amy Scott reports.

A Second Chance

Chris Farrell | Dec 10, 2007
"Moral hazard" is a major economic and financial concern of recent years, especially among conservatives....

TV is soon to face reality

Steve Henn | Dec 10, 2007
As the Writer's Guild strike passes into week six, TV networks and studios come closer to running out of original material. Steve Henn reports we might all soon be facing a lot more reality programming.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

New Kirchner, same strong economy?

| Dec 10, 2007
Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner may be taking over for her economically strong husband, but it may take some time for her to build her own fiscal agenda. Rachel Hopkin reports.
Posted In: Economy

Cheap energy may not mean cheap bill

Sam Eaton | Dec 10, 2007
An energy bill in the Senate would require public utilities to generate at least 15 percent of their electricity from renewable resources. Lawmakers are arguing it would drive prices up. Sam Eaton has more.

Nationwide prosperity and a bad rep

Dan Grech | Dec 10, 2007
Though on trial today for charges of murder and corruption, some economists credit former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori with helping to develop a still-growing economy. Dan Grech looks into Fujimori's history.
Posted In: Crime

China looks for help with its finances

| Dec 10, 2007
In its latest move to help trade, China has tripled its ceiling on foreign institutional investment. But while the country isn't hurting for investors, Bill Marcus reports there is a need for some U.S. financial advice.

A potential boost to U.S. union policy

Jeremy Hobson | Dec 10, 2007
The AFL-CIO is hosting a conference in Washington today that will consider the critically low number of workers in unions and boosting up benefits. Jeremy Hobson reports on what unions need to regain traction.
Posted In: Jobs