Nate DiMeo | Jan 17, 2006
A new class of wealthy entrepreneurs is thriving in China. It's also beginning to struggle with the decadence and consumption that have become a part of succeeding at business there. From the city of Chengdu on the Tibetan border, Nate DiMeo reports on China's newly rich.
Kai Ryssdal | Jan 17, 2006
More cars. More big buildings. More money for more people. If China is moving forward, what is it leaving behind? Spirituality? Kai Ryssdal talks with Reverend Gao Ying, the heir apparent to run China's only national seminary.
Steve McNally | Jan 17, 2006
Everyone knows Canada provides free healthcare to all its citizens. So why are a growing number of Canadians coming to the US for medical attention? Steve McNally has the answer.
Scott Jagow | Jan 17, 2006
Business historian John Steele Gordon looks at the legacy of Benjamin Franklin on this, the 300th anniversary of his birth.
Jocelyn Ford | Jan 17, 2006
China's oil consumption fell slightly last year... at least, according to the Chinese government. Beijing bureau chief Jocelyn Ford asked around, and found that there's something fishy going on...
Bob Moon | Jan 17, 2006
Companies begin reporting their fourth quarter earnings statements in earnest this week. Bob Moon tells us what to expect.
Amy Scott | Jan 17, 2006
The price of gold hit a 25-year high, and platinum hit its highest price ever, on Monday. Amy Scott tells us why.
John Dimsdale | Jan 17, 2006
The Senate reconvenes this week after a long holiday recess. John Dimsdale takes a look at what's on the economic agenda for the upper house.
Dan Grech | Jan 17, 2006
Argentineans, incensed over plans to build Uruguayan pulp mills along a river common to the two countries, have sparked a tourist boycott that's costing Uruguay dearly. Dan Grech reports.