Stephen Beard | Dec 14, 2005
The European parliament has passed a new law it says will help it catch terrorists. The law forces telecom companies to store their call data to help police in investigations. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.
Jocelyn Ford | Dec 14, 2005
You knew China's economy was big, right?But what if the 800-pound Gorilla was actually heavier than first thought? Jocelyn Ford reports on what's expected from a new Chinese economic census due to be released later this month.
Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 14, 2005
For the second time in four years, the American Red Cross has lost its leader in the wake of criticism over how it has handled a disaster. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at what's going on at America's most high-profile charity.
Miranda Kennedy | Dec 14, 2005
While developed countries squabble with poor ones over free trade in Hong Kong, 16 East Asia countries, including China, meet in Malaysia today to discuss forming a trading bloc touted as the "Asian EU." Miranda Kennedy reports.
| Dec 14, 2005
Dining out continues to grow in popularity, according to a new survey out today, but as Gretchen Cook reports, many more of us want our computers with us while we eat.
Hilary Wicai | Dec 14, 2005
A bipartisan think tank today advocates sweeping change to the senior entitlement program. Hillary Wicai reports.
Amy Scott | Dec 13, 2005
Another billionaire investor is trying to shake things up at a major American company. Nelson Peltz wants Wendy's to spin off its Tim Horton's coffee shops and other brands like Baja Fresh. Peltz isn't exactly a corporate raider in the tradition of Carl Icahn or Kirk Kerkorian. But those three...and others like them...have CEOs everywhere looking over their shoulders. Marketplace's Amy Scott has that story.
| Dec 13, 2005
Today in Hong Kong 149 countries sat down for six days of talks. They're trying to hammer out a World Trade Organization agreement on subsidies and tariffs on agriculture. The World Bank says this round of talks...it's called the Doha round...could lift a half billion people in the Third World out of poverty. But Curt Nickisch reports...it's the rich countries that are holding up progress.
Helen Palmer | Dec 13, 2005
Scientists have decoded the human genome, the chimp genome, and the cow and the yeast and the rat and the dog genome. Today the National Institutes of Health launched a new project, to map the cancer genome. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Janet Babin | Dec 13, 2005
The White House has one. Rockefeller Center has a big one. 25 million homes around the country have one. They're the essential prop in any good Christmas story. The Christmas tree, of course. Consumers look for tall trees, full and vibrant. But it's a long road from sapling to that kind of splendor, and some question whether the social and environmental costs are worth it. From the Marketplace Innovations desk at WUNC, Janet Babin reports.