In the wake of Dubai Ports World's announcement to transfer operations of US ports to a US entity, Sam Eaton looks at whether the arrangement could be a template for future deals involving foreign control of US assets.
The Bank of Japan formally ended its monetary policy that kept interest rates near zero, a clear sign its economy is back on its feet. Japan has had a few false starts, but this recovery could be the real deal. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Iraq's political instability and violence are making it almost impossible for anything positive to happen with its economy, especially in its oil industry. Reuters correspondent Miriam Karouny in Baghdad talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Violence has flared up between Israelis and Palestinians this week, with bombings hurting business in some quarters of Jersalem. But fears gave a bump to business in another part of the city. Hilary Krieger reports.
China's Parliament was planning to pass a new property rights law during its annual session this week. But it looks like that's going to have to wait a little longer. Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.
The World Food Program has taken out a drought insurance policy for its humanitarian relief efforts in Ethiopia. While farmers and utility companies regularly do this, it's a first for a nonprofit aid organization. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli reports.