The Israeli port city of Haifa — well inside the country's borders — was hit by rockets today, an attack that preceded Israel's second bombing of Beirut's airport. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to journalist Hillary Krieger.
Beirut's been experiencing its first economic boom since Lebanon's civil war ended — but it's based largely on tourism. How will today's attacks affect the economy there? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to the Wall Street Journal's Karby Leggett.
That's Zero Interest Rate Policy — long Japan's response to a decade of deflationary recession. But tomorrow, Japan's central bank is expected to reinstate interest rates for the first time in five years. Steve Herman has the story.
Sam Eaton reports on how agricultural runoff in the Mississippi River continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, suffocating sea life and threatening a once-thriving Louisiana industry. <nobr><em>First of two parts.</em></nobr>
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