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Sep 7, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Congress not toying around on imports

Sep 7, 2007
Lawmakers will hold hearings later this month into why so many tainted Chinese imports have been showing up on store shelves. Mattel CEO Bob Eckert and a government agency will be on the hot seat. Janet Babin reports.

China's influence seen at summit

Sep 7, 2007
In the lead-up to the APEC summit, President Bush has had to fend off accusations he's been ignoring the Asian Pacific region. China, on the other hand, has been very attentive -- as our Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong reports.

Bush needs help from GOP friends

Sep 7, 2007
Next week, lawmakers will be voting on a wide array of budget bills. Odds are President Bush will veto anything he thinks spends too much or that hints of a tax increase. But to succeed, says commentator Jeff Birnbaum, he'll need a little help from his friends.

Week on Wall Street

Sep 7, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Big changes at the top for Chrysler

Sep 7, 2007
Cerberus, the private equity group that bought Chrysler, has hired some big-name talent to lead the automotive company. Kai Ryssdal talks with the New York Times' Micheline Maynard about the automaker's high-level changes.

Europe embraces America's monsters

Sep 7, 2007
The land of the safe and dependable Volvo is experiencing a growing craze for a not-so-practical U.S. automotive export. We sent Rico Gagliano there to check it out.

Music from the episode

Four Walls Of Raiford Lynyrd Skynyrd
I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) Daryl Hall & John Oates