China appears to be getting more serious about the environment. Next month, the government will impose a 20% tax on gas-guzzling cars. There'll even be a charge on disposable chopsticks. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Today, the one day a year when China's prime minister gives a press conference -- at the close of the congress' annual session -- the Chinese word for "farmer" came up a lot. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.
The Bank of Japan today ended a five-year policy that kept interest rates near zero. It's the first step toward an eventual rise in rates, something that's already happening in the U.S. and Europe. But Jocelyn Ford reports that the news isn't all bad.