The recent global buying frenzy has been fueled by relatively low interest rates on the Japanese yen. Consultant Roger Bootle says the downward turn in stocks could get worse if that flow of cash gets scarce.
About 20 percent of the nation's GDP goes into health and welfare programs, thanks to high oil prices. Even if prices drop, President Hugo Chavez might be able to keep the social spigot open. Dan Grech reports.
With illegal migration to Europe a big problem in Morocco, the country is considering ways to keep its citizens in. John Laurenson has the story from phosphate-mining town Khouribga, a popular point of departure.
Officials are hoping the release of six Bulgarian medical workers from a Libyan jail will promote a cooperative trade environment between Libya and the E.U. Kai Ryssdal talks with Stephen Beard in London.
More than a billion people worldwide don't have access to clean water. But one South African village has found a way for communities to access fresh drinking water and have fun at the same time. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Cancer-causing byproducts forced the drug maker to stop production, leaving many in the developing world without inexpensive options for treating HIV. Activists want Big Pharma to step in. Helen Palmer reports.