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Europe embraces America's monsters

The land of the safe and dependable Volvo is experiencing a growing craze for a not-so-practical U.S. automotive export. We sent Rico Gagliano there to check it out.
Posted In: Entertainment

Big changes at the top for Chrysler

Cerberus, the private equity group that bought Chrysler, has hired some big-name talent to lead the automotive company. Kai Ryssdal talks with the New York Times' Micheline Maynard about the automaker's high-level changes.
Posted In: Auto

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Bush needs help from GOP friends

Next week, lawmakers will be voting on a wide array of budget bills. Odds are President Bush will veto anything he thinks spends too much or that hints of a tax increase. But to succeed, says commentator Jeff Birnbaum, he'll need a little help from his friends.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

China's influence seen at summit

In the lead-up to the APEC summit, President Bush has had to fend off accusations he's been ignoring the Asian Pacific region. China, on the other hand, has been very attentive -- as our Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong reports.

Congress not toying around on imports

Lawmakers will hold hearings later this month into why so many tainted Chinese imports have been showing up on store shelves. Mattel CEO Bob Eckert and a government agency will be on the hot seat. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Job figures could help trigger rate cut

The Labor Department reported today that the employment market lost ground for the first time in four years. The news shocked many analysts, and it could give the Fed some added cover to cut interest rates. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Wall Street

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