At the World Economic Forum opening ceremony, China Premier Wen Jiabao made an unusual move for a Chinese leader. He admitted that some of China's policies are making it hard for foreign businesses in China, and vowed to change that. Rob Schmitz reports.
The final season of Oprah's TV show is now underway. Once it ends, it'll leave a huge gap -- not just in daytime programming, but also in Chicago's local economy. The Windy City has been home to many of the most popular talk shows. Why? Tony Arnold reports.
The price of cotton has risen more than 50 percent in the past year due to droughts and floods wiping out a lot of the cotton harvest in China and Pakistan. That may have a big impact on the cost of making clothes.
The most closely-watched legal challenge to the health care reform law goes before a federal judge in Florida. Twenty states filed the lawsuit, which contends that the health reform law is unconstitutional. Reporter Nancy Marshall Genzer talks the details with Bill Radke.
Cuba says it's eliminating half-a-million state workers over the next year. In return, the government says it'll allow some people to become self-employed. George Montalavan, international economic consultant, talks with Steve Chiotakis about why Cuba is making these layoffs.
The head of the International Monetary Fund says that long-term unemployment could lead to massive social unrest. European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Steve Chiotakis about how bad the global unemployment situation is and what the IMF chief is proposing as a remedy.
At a United Nations conference on aviation later this month, U.S. trade groups will propose a global standard for airline carbon emissions. They hope that helps sidestep tougher standards from European Union. Eve Troeh reports.
President Obama wants to let the Bush tax cuts expire for families making more than $250,000 a year. House Republican Leader John Boehner said he would go for that, if he had no other choice. But his Senate counterpart disagrees. Reporter Nancy Marhsall Genzer talks the details with Bill Radke.
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