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We've got more than car trouble

| Sep 20, 2006
The Big Three U.S. automakers are all in financial trouble, but commentator Robert Reich says Americans have more to be worried about than what's happening in Detroit.

Drought saps Chinese crops

Jocelyn Ford | Sep 20, 2006
Farmers in southwest China this year suffered the country's worst drought in 50 years. Two-thirds of the region's rivers dried up. Rains returned this month, but not in time to save the crops. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Making globalization work

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 20, 2006
Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz speaks to host Kai Ryssdal about what's wrong with globalization as it stands today — and what governments can do to fix it.

Headed for recession?

| Sep 20, 2006
Commentator Clive Crook says the U.S. economy might be in store for more than just a slowdown.

Hawaii-Alaska sisterhood

| Sep 20, 2006
Reporter Weld Royal looks at the unique economic relationship between the 49th and 50th states.

Thailand coup upsets Asian markets

| Sep 20, 2006
Yesterday's military coup in Thailand, while peaceful, has essentially shut down that country for the day and rattled markets in Japan, Singapore and South Korea. But could it bring greater stability in the end? Joe Zefran reports.
Posted In: Canada

Fed meets today

Amy Scott | Sep 20, 2006
The Federal Reserve is likely to keep interest rates unchanged, but some economists say inflation is still a concern. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

Break out the Cab

Janet Babin | Sep 20, 2006
Researchers have found that a specific type of red wine may help to keep the brain sharp, and that's got growers seeing green. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Health

An end to the hi-def battle?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 20, 2006
Makers of a new digital disk say it works in both of the competing high-definition DVD format players on the market. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Science

Mattel hoping for extreme Elmo sales

Stacey Vanek Smith | Sep 20, 2006
Struggling toymaker Mattel is counting on its new TMX Elmo to pound up some holiday revenue. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.