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China correspondent Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about why China decided to take the Chinese currency, the yuan, off its peg to the dollar and let it trade freely.
The U.S. has been pushing China to unpack its currency years. But Jeremy Hobson reports it may be ordinary Chinese people that are cheering louder than ordinary Americans today.
A lot of last year's top law school grads were expecting to head straight to the country's biggest, most prestigious law firms after passing the bar exam. But big law lost a lot of business as the economy shrank. And that has led to a pile-up of legal talent. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency said it supports a bill that would reinstate taxes on the oil and gas industry to pay for the Superfund program. That's the pot of federal money that was set up 30 years ago to clean up the worst hazardous waste sites. Rob Schmitz reports.
Marketplace for Monday, June 21, 2010