As President Obama welcomes Chinese president Hu Jintao for a state visit, Americans should get ready for a Chinese ad blitz on TV. The spots -- with images of ordinary Chinese citizens juxtaposed with celebrities like the NBA's Yao Ming -- are aimed at improving China's image in the U.S. Will it work? Marketplace's Scott Tong takes a look.
Goldman reported a more than 50 percent drop in profit for the last three months. A report by the New York Times and footnoted.com shows Goldman partners are reaping the rewards of a stock-option windfall.
The political relationship between the U.S. and China may be on the rocks with China's undervalued currency and the trade imbalance. But this relationship doesn't necessarily reflect the opinion of U.S. businesses in China, as Rob Schmitz reports.
Beijing reportedly purchased a substantial amount of bonds from Portugal and Spain as those countries cope with the ongoing debt crisis. But the move has left some Europeans wondering what exactly the Chinese are up to. Stephen Beard explains.
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