Sales of motor vehicles dropped last month and electronics numbers were also low. Alisa Roth reports retailers are cautious as spending slows, but things may pick up in August as students return to school.
A report out says one-quarter of Hispanics in the U.S. don't have a doctor or health provider they routinely see for care. Dan Grech reports many of them are young, single men who rarely get sick and could be at risk later.
Chinese businesses were anticipating higher numbers of foreign tourists for the Beijing Olympics, but so far the influx has fallen a bit short. Jamila Trindle reports even a rush now would fall short of previous expectations.
The FAA wants to shift flight paths over small towns in Connecticut to improve congestion in the New York area. But folks upset over the prospect of jet-filled skies are fighting the move. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
A Russian company is taking over a large Ohio-based pipe and tube manufacturer in one of the biggest steel industry deals this year. Stephen Beard reports Russian steel makers now have a big U.S. presence.
News of a Chinese food safety official committing suicide has been kept hushed for 11 days. Why would something so big be kept under wraps? Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong about the need for cover-up during the big games.
China's global integration has helped lift hundreds of millions within the country out of poverty. But commentator Will Wilkinson explains why trade with China has helped poor Americans do better and fought income inequality.
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