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Latin America commitment lagging

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 7, 2007
During the 2000 campaign George Bush promised to make Latin America a fundamental commitment of his presidency. In his new book, Andres Oppenheimer of The Miami Herald says that commitment's been honored mostly in the breach. He talked with Kai Ryssdal.

Congress, Bush draw fiscal battle lines

John Dimsdale | Nov 7, 2007
Congress is poised for its first override of a President Bush veto. It concerns a $23 billion bill for flood control and environmental restoration projects around the country. John Dimsdale reports the stage is now set for a political fight over fiscal responsibility.

The full price of $100-per-barrel oil?

Jeff Tyler | Nov 7, 2007
It's generally accepted that oil prices are going to reach $100 a barrel one of these days. Jeff Tyler reports on just how painful that might be, both here and abroad.
Posted In: Economy

Wall Street sinks on bad economic news

Bob Moon | Nov 7, 2007
Recent market euphoria gave way today to worries over the ever-deepening subprime credit crisis, the weakening dollar and record oil prices. Bob Moon looks into what happens if investors overdose on the negatives.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

A well-traveled breakfast

Steve Henn | Nov 7, 2007
Steve Henn figures his typical family breakfast journeyed 6,000 miles to his kitchen table. It's a symptom of the ever-growing global food trade, and the fossil fuel cost required to move commodities across the planet is growing with it.

Boycott Chinese Toys

Chris Farrell | Nov 7, 2007
Another horrifying story about a contaminated toy made in China. Here's the headline story from the Wall Street Journal:...

The Kitchen Sink is Almost Empty

Chris Farrell | Nov 7, 2007
Toggle bonds are back. Even as the major Wall Street firms and banks come clean on their subprime mortgage loans, investors are snapping up the...

Conservative Advice From Zvi Bodie

Chris Farrell | Nov 7, 2007
Zvi Bodie is a leading finance professor comfortable in the quantatative world of finance theory and practice. Still, he's strongly committed to...

GM has worst quarter ever

Amy Scott | Nov 7, 2007
General Motors looked like it was on the upswing until this morning, when reports showed the company lost a record $39 billion in the last three months. Amy Scott reports the trouble came from accounting . . . and subprime.
Posted In: Auto

Homelessness less a chronic problem

Amy Scott | Nov 7, 2007
The Department of Housing and Urban Development says chronic homelessness is coming down. But Amy Scott reports this portion includes mostly single adults, and doesn't reflect homeless families.