Travelers from South Korea no longer need visas to travel to the U.S., which is good news for the U.S. travel industry. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports South Korean tourists tend to spend more than other foreign visitors.
Slovakia is riding high with a fast-growing economy, a reputation for manufacturing and its adoption of the Euro. But its job market could be in danger if demand for car production drops. Stephen Beard has more.
Japan is the world's second-largest economy, and it shrank in the third quarter for its second drop in a row. But Scott Tong reports the official Japanese recession wasn't directly a result of subprime.
A report out today shows college presidents are making more money than ever. Combine that with pay from a few on-the-side jobs on corporate boards and you're looking at some high figures. Renita Jablonski reports.
The good old days of $2 a gallon gas have returned. Why not tack on a tax to help run a fuel-efficient economy down the road? Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan explains to Scott Jagow why this is a good idea.
The Senate is meeting today on the nomination of Neil Barofsky, who would oversee $700 billion rescue package. Some feel Barofsky's presence could help remind executives where taxpayer's money should go. Steve Henn reports.
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