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Jul 27, 2009

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China-U.S. alliance crucial for recovery

Jul 27, 2009
President Obama is meeting with Chinese leaders in the hopes that the country will invest in the U.S. and spend more on U.S. goods. But China's representatives want an assurance that their investment is worthwhile. John Dimsdale reports.

Iceland begins long road to join E.U.

Jul 27, 2009
Iceland was hit hard by the economic downturn, but now the country is one step closer to joining the European Union. E.U. foreign ministers have begun assessing whether or not the country is a good fit, but membership won't come…

Cost cuts reap profit for Radio Shack

Jul 27, 2009
Consumer electronics retailer Radio Shack is profiting during the downturn with the help of fierce cost-cutting and a focus on accessories. The company has also cornered a consumer niche: the do-it-yourselfer. Dan Grech reports.

Upside: Fix-it man is doing fine

Jul 27, 2009
Not everyone has the money to buy a new refrigerator or washing machine. So when large appliances break, people call on repairman David Khorsandi to get their machines back in working order. He explains why his phone has been ringing…

Novel traces one man's financial legacy

Jul 27, 2009
Kai Ryssdal talks with author Iain Pears about his new historical novel, "Stone's Fall," which follows the harrowing financial legacy of one man from Victorian London through to his death in 1953.

Using cash incentives to combat obesity

Jul 27, 2009
A new study shows that obesity-related problems account for nearly 10% of U.S. health-care spending. But a measure in the Senate health-care bill may offer workers attractive incentives to get fit. Sarah Gardner reports.

Life goes on after foreclosure

Jul 27, 2009
Stories of families in the throes of losing their homes are all over the news. But what happens to those families -- and the homes -- after the foreclosure is final? Krissy Clark visits a couple in Las Vegas to…

Music from the episode

Gone to Earth The American Analog Set
He Lays In The Reins Calexico, Iron & Wine
Sister Europe - Remastered The Psychedelic Furs