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New pension accounting rules

Dan Grech | Nov 11, 2005
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued new rules requiring that a company's pension obligations be included on its balance sheet. As Dan Grech reports, the change could lead to lower earnings and shareholder dividends.

Who's minding the kids?

Sarah Gardner | Nov 11, 2005
The Census Bureau reports that six in 10 children under five are in childcare, and as Sarah Gardner reports, kids don't have just one minder looking after them.

Germany's new government

Kyle James | Nov 11, 2005
After weeks of talks, Germany's two biggest political parties are close to forming a new government. But as Kyle James reports from Berlin, the coalition might have trouble agreeing on economic reform.
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DaimlerChrysler ditches Mitsubishi

Dan Grech | Nov 11, 2005
DaimlerChrysler announced it's selling its stake in Mitsubishi. The car giant bought into the Japanese auto maker for its expertise in small cars, but it proved something of a lemon. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

Math is hard

| Nov 10, 2005
GM announced that it, oops, misreported up to $400 million in profits a few years back. But it's not the only company reporting accounting problems this week. Amy Scott asks, "What's the deal?"

Front page blues

| Nov 10, 2005
Knight-Ridder's largest shareholder said today it might nominate its own board of directors at the company. Lisa Napoli says Knight Ridder is just one of many media companies slogging through a harsh season.

The bumpy road to budget cuts

| Nov 10, 2005
The GOP hit a few major speed bumps today on the road to tax cuts and budget reductions. Seems there are enough devils in the details of this budget cutting bill to rankle just about everybody. Hillary Wicai reports.

Little spenders in big China

| Nov 10, 2005
President Bush would love it if Chinese consumers would consume MORE. If China sold more domestically, it wouldn't depend so much on exports to the US. Jocelyn Ford visited one reluctant Chinese spender to see what's up.

Jordan rising

| Nov 10, 2005
It was officially a day of mourning, and very little business, across Jordan today. Kai Ryssdal talked with Sharmila Devi, a correspondent for the Financial Times, about how Jordan's economy has changed over the past few years.

Egalite, c'est difficile

| Nov 10, 2005
President Jacques Chirac has admitted that immigrants to France are not treated equally, and says the government must deal with the root causes of the unrest. Economist/commentator Edmund Phelps says Chirac's in an impossible position.

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