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Apr 13, 2007

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Populist president takes on Ecuador's elite

Apr 13, 2007
Rafael Correa has spurned free trade with the U.S. and threatens to default on his country's debt. Now he's taking on Ecuador's political system, which he says is dominated by the country's elite.

Taxpayers, meet the Coglianos

Apr 13, 2007
Year after year, three generations of tax accountants work side-by-side for a devoted clinetele in Queens, New York. Their advice: "You do right by the people and they come back to you."

Haggling over drug prices for seniors

Apr 13, 2007
One of the things on the Democrats' 100-day agenda was finding a way to lower prescription drug prices for seniors. They want to let Medicare negotiate prices, but that plan's not going anywhere fast.

Nigerians go to the polls

Apr 13, 2007
People in Nigeria are ready for a change of leadership. This weekend's election may bring that, but it isn't clear how a power shift might impact life and business in the violence-plagued, oil-rich Niger Delta.

Equity firms eye Sallie Mae

Apr 13, 2007
A private equity fund is reportedly considering buying the student loan firm for more than $20 billion, even as Sallie Mae battles allegations of improper connections between lenders and college financial aid departments.

Job Files: Mime

Apr 13, 2007
On this week's Job Files, we find a mime who's not giving us the silent treatment for once.

Election '08: Wine & dine indicator

Apr 13, 2007
Presidential campaigns are in full record-breaking money-raising swing. Tomorrow candidates will have to report on how they're using their cash, and one detail that can be a telling indicator of spending style is where they're eating.

Ryanair en route to U.S.?

Apr 13, 2007
Europe's biggest low-cost airline is hoping to fly through the newly Open Skies to the U.S. with flights starting as low as $28 round trip. Yes $28 — but it may not be the most comfortable 16 hours of your…

100 days and counting

Apr 13, 2007
It's been 100 days since the Democrats took back control of Congress. They have yet to get a bill to the President's desk, but they've well-surpassed the past three Congresses in terms of executive oversight.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC