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Pols unveil lobbying reform proposals

Hilary Wicai | Jan 18, 2006
House GOP leaders outlined their proposal to reform Congressional lobbying Tuesday, while Democrats planned to unveil a proposal of their own today. Hillary Wicai reports.

IT security in India

Miranda Kennedy | Jan 18, 2006
IT industry officials in India today unveil a national database of call center workers; they hope it will help curb the temptation to steal consumer information. Miranda Kennedy has more.

Nikkei's plummet

| Jan 18, 2006
A criminal probe into one of Japan's highest-profile Internet companies led to an early close on the Tokyo Stock Exchange for the first time in history. The market's directors declared "an emergency" of overloaded computers. From Tokyo, Steve Herman reports that before the early close, the country's benchmark Nikkei index had plunged nearly 3%.

Europe losing the productivity race

Stephen Beard | Jan 18, 2006
It could be those extra vacation days and 35-hour work weeks. Or maybe it's those midday siestas. Whatever the cause, a new study out today has European economies falling further behind the United States in productivity. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.

Citigroup's trading venue

Alisa Roth | Jan 18, 2006
Look out, New York Stock Exchange. Move over, NASDAQ. Citigroup is starting its own electronic trading venue. Alisa Roth has more from New York.
Posted In: Wall Street

The "Me Generation" of China

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 17, 2006
A new generation of people in China suddenly has choices to make for themselves: Where to live, what kind of job to do... even whom to marry. How are they handling this new level of self-determination? To find out, Kai Ryssdal tagged along with a group of twenty-somethings on a Friday night.

China's newly rich

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.

Prosperity and spirituality

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.

Canadian healthcare refugees

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.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Ben Franklin's legacy

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.
Posted In: Economy