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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 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 easy. Stephen Beard reports.
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.
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.