North American passengers arriving in Asia are having their temperature taken, while the U.S. screens for signs of swine flu at the Mexican border. Steve Henn reviews how the world is moving to control the pandemic.
Auction houses dealing in art have been hit hard by the economic fallout, and big pieces have dropped significantly in value. Amy Scott reports collectors are reluctant to part with important works in a depressed market.
Drug manufacturers Roche and GlaxoSmithKline are seeing a rise in the markets this morning on the continued worldwide reaction to swine flu. Both drug makers are ready to deploy their stockpiles. Christopher Werth reports.
State funding for community colleges has not been able to keep up with the rapidly increasing pace of enrollment. Dan Grech visits Miami-Dade College, where management is considering repealing an unwritten contract not to turn anyone away.
General Motors has been relying on male fantasies about muscle cars to make Pontiac sexy, and it's worked in the past. But in this economy, people are picking practicality over sex appeal. Steve Henn reports.
Chrysler is negotiating with its creditors, and adrenaline is pumping as the automaker goes forward on its way to an agreement. Steve Chiotakis talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about plans for the final week of negotiations.
As the world reacts to the potential swine flu pandemic, China is airing on the side of caution. The country's move to ban live pigs and pork from Mexico will have a tiny impact on global trade. Steve Henn reports.
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