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China is dealing internally with two lead-poisoning scandals at once. More than 2,000 children have been affected from metal-smelting facilities near rural Chinese villages. Scott Tong reports from Hunan province.
Fortune magazine's Leigh Gallagher and Reuters financial blogger Felix Salmon talk with Tess Vigeland about overly optimistic investors, the impact of Cash for Clunkers, and the health care debate.
The social networking site faces two big challenges: It's not making money and its popularity is becoming a liability. So it's considering selling consumer information to businesses. Jeff Tyler reports.
Some consumers find credit cards are as addictive as cigarettes or alcohol. But programs like Debtors Anonymous offer plastic junkies the support to quit for good. Tess Vigeland reports.