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Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and Sudeep Reddy from the Wall Street Journal about what the president and Congress have been up to with taxes, employment and business.
Drug violence in Mexico is driving away Mexican and foreign businesses and investors. Business leaders told the Mexican government through a full-page ad that the country needs to improve security before it loses more money.
Yahoo announced earlier this week that it would have to lay off 600 employees. Now the company may also need to cut its other Internet properties as well. Jennifer Collins reports on Yahoo's troubles.
The Senate's plan to fund the government through the next fiscal year failed to pass last night, and the budget is set to run out officially on Saturday. John Dimsdale reports on the government's plan B.
Ireland's debt rating was downgraded today, taking the already hurting country even further down the hole. If Ireland defaults, it could bring the rest of the Eurozone down with it.
Although Washington seems to have given up on a climate change bill, environmental legislation is still alive in other places. California has just approved the second biggest carbon trading market on the planet, and others are watching closely.
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