Congress may be close to finishing a new housing bailout bill which would insure $300 billion more for mortgage refinancing and be kinder to taxpayers by making lenders like Freddie Mac cover defaults. Dan Grech has more.
Scores of Lebanese citizens continue to leave or plan to leave the country after the latest wave of violence. Renita Jablonski talks to journalist Ben Gilbert in Beirut about the country's continuing trend of emigration.
The Environmental Defense Fund is using a new report to try and re-inspire businesses to make efforts to go green. Sarah Gardner has more on the small moves some companies are making that are saving them millions.
The E.U. is unveiling its latest proposals for farm subsidy reform. Stephen Beard reports the plan is to redirect and not reduce funds, and also ending the practice of paying farmers to leave land fallow.
While congressional negotiators build a federal budget for 2009, a group of bipartisan budget experts are launching a campaign to wean the government off what they call a debt addiction. John Dimsdale reports.
Some investors gather to eat and talk about growing their investments. A giving circle gathers to discuss who should get money being given away. Heidi Pickman reports from one circle in Palo Alto, California.
In the last five years, the amount of money invested into commodities has grown 20-fold. Now, Congress will explore what effect that's having on consumers and if lawmakers need to take action. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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