Henry Paulson makes his first visit to China as Treasury Secretary tomorrow. He'll try to prod China into helping narrow the U.S. trade deficit but said today he doesn't expect any quick fixes. Steve Tripoli reports.
What happened to all the tough reform talk prompted by those ethics scandals at the beginning of the year? An earmark reform bill is making its through Congress today. Hillary Wicai looks at whether it has any teeth.
Turns out operators of the major oil field recently discovered in the Gulf don't have to pay royalties for their find. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Marketplace's Scott Tong, who's been following the story.