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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.