Dec 5, 2011

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The leaders of Germany and France are meeting to discuss a solution to the euro crisis. Commentator Liaquat Ahamed says it's slow growth that created the financial crisis in Italy and Greece. Asian countries have managed to steer clear of trouble so far. Pollution in China is making its way to the U.S. The role of alternative energy is changing in some economies. The U.S. Postal Service says budget cuts will cause some mail delays. Insider trader Raj Rajaratnam reports to prison today. And are you ready to start watching TV on an Xbox?

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U.S. Post Office to cut $3 billion

Dec 5, 2011
The Post Office will slow first-class delivery next spring to save money and help avoid bankruptcy. That will affect people and businesses who still rely on mail.

Germany, France moot tougher EU budget rules

Dec 5, 2011
Merkel and Sarkozy propose amending the European Union treaty to impose budget discipline on spendthrift countries. Will markets be satisfied?

Is it too late for the euro?

Dec 5, 2011
The leaders of Germany and France met today to figure out a strategy to bail out the Euro. Is it too late?

Xbox adds new on-demand content

Dec 5, 2011
What on-demand video could mean the Xbox means for the future of TV and home entertainment.

How Asia sees Europe's debt crisis

Dec 5, 2011
Over the past decade, Asia has grown more powerful economically, but the woes of a major export destination and finance source worry the Asians.

Raj Rajaratnam reports to prison

Dec 5, 2011
The former billionaire hedge fund manager convicted of insider trading reports to prison today. It isn't so cushy at Club Fed anymore, as more upscale federal prisons used to be called.

The surprising new energy reality

Dec 5, 2011
Despite the stalling of global climate pollution talks, a new energy landscape is emerging.

The leaders of Germany and France are meeting to discuss a solution to the euro crisis. Commentator Liaquat Ahamed says it’s slow growth that created the financial crisis in Italy and Greece. Asian countries have managed to steer clear of trouble so far. Pollution in China is making its way to the U.S. The role of alternative energy is changing in some economies. The U.S. Postal Service says budget cuts will cause some mail delays. Insider trader Raj Rajaratnam reports to prison today. And are you ready to start watching TV on an Xbox?

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