In Saudi Arabia, banks and insurance companies have no rights in court because of the judges' adherence to a strict form of Islam. Kelly McEvers reports King Abdullah has promised billions to reform the courts.
With not much new on TV during the entertainment writers' strike, viewers may be lured towards the seventh season of American Idol. Lisa Napoli reports Fox's cash cow will likely make more than it did last year.
Marketplace's Geoff Brumfiel is one of a half a million London cyclists who pedal to work in the morning. He gives us the benefits of biking to work -- and details the discomfort of being crammed by a double-decker.
Ford Motor Co. shareholders are hoping CEO Alan Mulally can drive a turnaround that will halt the company's flood of red ink and declining market share. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about the challenges facing the automaker.
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