With the stimulus rebate checks on their way, many are considering how they will use the money. But almost half the people polled said they wouldn't be spending it. Alisa Roth hit the streets of New York for answers.
Pledging $100 million to Darfur peace efforts, President Bush noted human suffering should preempt commercial interests. Gretchen Wilson reports what China is saying and that the country is calling on the West to do more.
A report out says the nation's wealthiest children still have a 23 percent chance of staying on top, even if they don't go to college. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports reasons include built-in advantages and learned behavior.
National law in China says kids under 18 aren't supposed to be in Internet cafes and that online games breed juvenile crime. Bill Marcus reports the government crackdown could hurt the cafes' business.
Some critics of consumer society say we'd be happier if we pared down our consumption. But commentator Will Wilkinson says everyone has different frames of reference for what they define as want versus what they feel they need.
Airbus warned that it's likely to sell only half as many planes this year as it did in 2007. Scott Jagow talks to European correspondent Stephen Beard about how the value of the euro is affecting Airbus' bottom line.
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