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South Africa backs Zuma for change

Gretchen Wilson | Dec 19, 2007
Newly elected South African President Jacob Zuma came to office after a bribery scandal last year. Gretchen Wilson reports what made him a strong candidate this time, even despite strong opposition.

Trade report could point finger at China

Alisa Roth | Dec 19, 2007
The Treasury Department's Foreign Exchange Report might cause controversy if it's used to accuse China of manipulating its currency. Alisa Roth reports the U.S. worries China is keeping money cheap.
Posted In: Economy

Health care crosses borders in E.U.

| Dec 19, 2007
The European Commission made a new health care proposal allowing people to travel to another E.U. country to get treatment and bring the bill home. Scott Jagow talks to European report Megan Williams about why.
Posted In: Health

Keep on truckin' -- a few more hours

Sam Eaton | Dec 19, 2007
The White House has reinstated higher driving-time limits for truckers. Today the Senate will consider the 11-hour restriction and its potential impact on fatality rates. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Jobs

How much rope to escape foreclosure?

| Dec 19, 2007
When people are drowning, it's said that Republicans will extend too little rope, and Democrats too much. When it comes to foreclosures, commentator Robert Reich sees the same thing happening. He offers this suggestion.

Letters: You write 'em, we read 'em

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 18, 2007
Kai Ryssdal reviews your letters about gift cards, plug-in hybrid cars, eco-friendly Christmas tips, and denying "Der Bingle" his due.

This Is Wrong....

Chris Farrell | Dec 18, 2007
I find this troubling. Disdain at overweight and obese women is an increasingly acceptable prejudice. "The stigma of obesity has actually worsened...

Making a hot stock out of Campbell's

| Dec 18, 2007
At the time Doug Conant was hired as CEO of Campbell's, the world's biggest soup company had lost its way in selling soup. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about reviving an iconic brand in this latest installment of Conversations From the Corner Office.

Helping shoppers get their groove on

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 18, 2007
Department-store entertainment use to be a guy in a tuxedo tinkling the ivories. But with a stronger focus on young consumers, big retail shops are now bringing in DJs to get shoppers moving. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Inflation worries are the talk of China

Scott Tong | Dec 18, 2007
The cost of food is rising in China and that's got everyone a little nervous. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to our Shanghai Bureau Chief Scott Tong about the country's inflation and how the government is trying to control the runaway economy.
Posted In: Economy