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The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering big changes to accounting rules that American companies have to live by -- like letting them use looser foreign standards. John Dimsdale reports.
With gas and food prices going through the roof and consumer confidence in the dumps, shopping malls are feeling the pain. Vacancies around the country have hit a 13-year high. Jeremy Hobson reports.
While Ford and Chrysler have been downsizing, General Motors has stayed with the bigger-is-better mindset. But that might be changing. The Wall Street Journal's John Stoll explains to host Kai Ryssdal.
General Motors may be behind the curve when it comes to building cars people actually want to buy. But it's on the cutting edge when it comes to selling to one specific demographic group. Kyle Norris reports.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that kids as young as 8 take drugs to lower their cholesterol if diets don't work. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on whether kids might be the next big market for Big Pharma.
Summer camps say they're registering fewer kids this summer, with parents cutting back on expenses. But commentator Benjamin Barber says he's heard of one camp that might actually help the economy.