Mortgage interest rates in the U.S. have charged up over the past couple of weeks, and that's putting a chill on the home refinancing boom. Jeff Tyler reports why investors are worried and what could happen next.
President Obama appearance in Egypt this morning highlights some of the economic problems
the country faces. Steve Chiotakis explores the issues with Mirette Mabrouk, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Even though the U.K. recession is over, a survey of business confidence is making some feel better about the current state of the economy. But it's not time for Britain to celebrate just yet. Stephen Beard reports.
Chinese net police have cut off access to sites like Flickr, YouTube and Twitter on the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square firings. But some say it's just the cost of doing business in China. Scott Tong reports.
A new report out in the American Journal of Medicine says medical bills are involved in 60 percent of personal bankruptcies in the U.S. Many of those people affected are covered by health insurance. Tamara Keith reports.
Some view the recession-oriented graffiti covering public spaces in New York City as defacement of property. Others think it's a great way to get the message out. Sally Herships explores what the graffit are saying.
The Food and Drug Administration is revisiting safety concerns surrounding the plastic hardener Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA. The FDA is likely to ban BPA in baby bottles, cups and food containers. Sarah Gardner reports.
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