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China's search: Power with few results

| Nov 19, 2007
Internet search engine Baidu dominates China as Google has a hold on the U.S. Doug Krizner talks to Dawn Chmielewski of the L.A. Times about how the Chinese site plays its roles maintaining government restrictions.

French commuters won't back up strike

| Nov 19, 2007
It's the sixth day of a nationwide transit workers' strike in France, and the French people are showing less support to strikers as severe traffic jams continue to plague commuters. John Laurenson reports from Paris.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Sustaining business growth in Africa

Gretchen Wilson | Nov 19, 2007
Sub-Saharan economies have been growing between 5-7 percent a year, benefits which the IMF and World Bank believe will have a lingering effect. Gretchen Wilson reports how a focus on business can help.
Posted In: Economy

Homebuilders gloomy over record low

Amy Scott | Nov 19, 2007
The monthly housing market index is reporting a 14-year low on new homes, making homebuilders' outlook less optimistic than usual. Amy Scott tells us when homebuilders hope to see things turn around.
Posted In: Housing

Rekindling a market for e-books

Sam Eaton | Nov 19, 2007 launches its new e-book reader today, and the company is hoping Kindle will do for paperbacks what iPods did for music. But Sam Eaton reports this technology has been around for over a decade.

Keep your money-market fund low-cost

| Nov 19, 2007
General Electric's recent trouble with money-market funds showed those investments weren't immune to subprime. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells us the rules for avoiding trouble with short-term bonds.

Is there room for Wal-Mart on the green bandwagon?

Heidi Siegelbaum | Nov 16, 2007
In response to: Making waves of green All Wal-Mart has to do to have an impact on green products is place an order. Reporter Sarah Gardner caught ...

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 16, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Chavez touches off a war of words

Dan Grech | Nov 16, 2007
King Juan Carlos of Spain has responded to more name-calling from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez by telling the South American leader to shut up. Chavez has fired back by threatening Spanish businesses. Dan Grech reports on this escalating and heated exchange.

BP selling stores, cutting employees

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 16, 2007
Beleaguered British oil giant BP announced it's selling off its convenience stores and gas stations and laying off about 10,000 people in the process. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports others in the oil business are doing the same thing.