Legacy Topic: World
Japan: economic reforms on track
Today the Japanese parliament puts a plan in motion to privatize the state-owned postal service, and in the process, create the world's largest private bank. Shia Levitt reports.
Chris Farrell on mergers
Host Scott Jagow talks to financial expert Chris Farrell about the growing pace of global mergers. Concerns over looming interest rate hikes in the US appear to be driving the boom.
Gobbling GM stock
Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's recent moves to acquire GM stock have many wondering what his strategy for the ailing automaker might be. Amy Scott reports.
iPod's latest move
Apple is set to unveil the latest version of the iPod today. As Ethan Lindsey reports, the company has consumers right where it wants them.
Women in the Japanese workplace
As Japanese officials press for broad reforms in the country's economy, a profound shift is also starting to occur in Japan's tradition-bound corporate culture. From Tokyo, Shia Levitt has more.
Gold mines on indigenous lands
As the price of gold increases, so do pressures to mine more of it. These days, though, many gold deposits are on lands occupied by indigenous Americans. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Snow in China
US Treasure Secretary John Snow is in Asia this week. Among the top items on his agenda: currency and trade issues. Alisa Roth reports.
Blackfeet, Sioux and iron
Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker looks at a group of Native American ironworkers that hopes to ride the construction wave while building on their heritage.
The fragile balance of global trade
Whether it's a hurricane or 9-11, a major disaster can make us re-examine our infrastructure. Like fancy systems we've devised for just-in-time inventories and job outsourcing. Writer and commentator Barry Lynn takes a look.
Mortgage "rescue" schemes
A new report from the <a href="http://www.consumerlaw.org" target="_blank">National Consumer Law Center</a> says that Americans across the country are being cheated out of their homes by mortgage scams. And thanks to a confluence of economic forces, the number of victims is expected to rise.