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Greenspan's legacy

| Jan 25, 2006
Alan Greenspan steps down next week after more than 18 years running the Federal Reserve. It's been quite a run. Depending on who you ask, he either gets credit or blame for today's economy. Commentator Robert Reich suggests it's a little bit of both.
Posted In: Economy

A broken patent system?

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 25, 2006
The patent system is enormously important to the American economy. And there are some, such as Adam Jaffe, who say it's spinning out of control these days. Jaffe's written a book called "Innovation and Its Discontents," and he talks to Kai.

Managing the household in New Delhi

Miranda Kennedy | Jan 25, 2006
In India, being a homemaker doesn't just require elbow grease. Running a home there takes some serious managerial skills. Miranda Kennedy spent a day with the lady of one household in New Delhi.

Leery of Lexus Lanes

| Jan 25, 2006
Savvy Traveler commentator Rudy Maxa cries foul over government plans for two-tiered security screening at airports.

Palestinian elections

| Jan 25, 2006
Palestinians go to the polls today to elect a new parliament. As Hilary Krieger reports, many voters are pinning their economic hopes on the militant Hamas party.

Reforming national flood insurance

John Dimsdale | Jan 25, 2006
A Senate committee today takes up the issue of whether to reform the National Flood Insurance Program in light of last fall's devastating hurricane season. John Dimsdale has more.


Bob Moon | Jan 25, 2006
So the Mouse has snapped up the wildly successful Pixar animation house. But did it pay too much to reclaim its position as king of the cartoon? Bob Moon takes a look.

China meets the Big Apple

Amy Scott | Jan 25, 2006
One of China's first private companies, Beijing Vantone Real Estate, has signed a deal to lease the top five floors of the first new building at Ground Zero since 9/11. Finding tenants for 7 World Trade Center had been difficult, but as Amy Scott reports, the company hopes the location will be a magnet for Chinese businesspeople.


Alisa Roth | Jan 25, 2006
Adidas has been given the green light to acquire US athletic shoemaker Reebok in a deal estimated at $3.8 billion. Adidas hopes the acquisition will put it on track to give Nike a run for its money. Alisa Roth reports.

Economic worries

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 25, 2006
A new survey out by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press indicates that over 60% of Americans have misgivings about the future of the economy. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy