The recession seems to have put brakes on over-consumption, at least for now. But how can the economy grow if people don't spend money? Kai Ryssdal talks with Gus Speth, Yale's dean of environmental studies, about how to change our consumer society.
The American superstore just opened its doors in Northern India, under the name 'Best Price Modern Wholesale.' Its arrival signals the retail giant's effort to cash in on one of the world's fastest-emerging consumer markets. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.
Banks continue to bundle loans and sell them off as they work to figure out their toxic asset situation. Kai Ryssdal talks with Bob Moon about how Wall Street is up to its old tricks with a new concoction.
The National Retail Federation is pushing back against Wal-Mart's support of a plan to make employers pay for health insurance. Is the mega-retailer big enough to tip the balance on the health care debate? Jeremy Hobson reports.
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