U.S. consumer spending rose for a second straight month in February, though things don't seem as rosy when adjusted for inflation. Still, some analysts say consumers may be past the steepest declines. Tamara Keith reports.
There's been a huge shift in how nuclear power is perceived, which some experts attribute to a renewed focus on safety. Danielle Karson reports issues like disposal are currently among the nuclear industry's most pressing concerns.
China, Russia and the U.N. are meeting on what to do about heroin production in Afghanistan, which is helping fund Taliban insurgents. The West is being criticized for its lack of handling of the drug trade. Dan Grech reports.
Hoping to heat up its economy again after the fall of its biggest banks, Iceland is embarking on a new innovation: data farming. Stephen Beard explores why this idea works and is actually kind of cool.
The president meets with bank executives and trade groups today to talk regulation, commercial loans and financial bailouts. Amanda Aronczyk reports on mounting tensions between Wall Street culture and the worried masses.
Huge labor protests have swept France this week as a backlash to the Sarkozy government's treatment of the economic crisis. Bob Moon talks to Anita Elash in Paris about a string of worker demonstrations, including a recent French boss-napping.
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