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Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is calling on Congress to approve new regulations that would prevent another financial crisis. And he wants the Fed to be appointed the enforcer. But that idea probably won't fly with lawmakers. John Dimsdale reports.
Even though profits are down for Microsoft and other tech companies, their performances have been called "better than expected" and their stock prices are climbing again. Why? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Leigh Gallagher of Fortune Magazine and Mike Mandel of Businessweek join Kai Ryssdal in discussing the cutting of executive's compensation at bailed-out companies and other business news of the week.
Hyundai has become one of the biggest automakers in the world. It now sells more cars in the U.S. than Chrysler. Alisa Roth reports on what the Detroit Three might learn from their South Korean competitor.
Environmentalist Bill McKibben, one of the first authors to write extensively about climate change, talks with Kai Ryssdal about Saturday's International Day of Climate Action and why "350" is the magic number for global warming.
"The Jay Leno Show" has been an experiment by struggling TV network NBC to see whether inexpensively produced shows could woo primetime audiences. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the results.