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Europe's largest bank, HSBC, is going to rescue two of its structured investment vehicles, or SIVs, that have taken a beating from recent woes in the mortgage and credit markets. It'll cost HSBC $35 billion to make things right. Amy Scott reports.
About 3,000 dealers at the Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, the nation's largest, have voted to sign up for union cards with the United Auto Workers. It's the first union to break into a tribal casino. Alisa Roth reports.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin wants more competition for the cable TV industry -- from satellite television outfits and phone companies. But other members of the commission don't agree. John Dimsdale reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has parlayed Russia's huge energy resources into a powerful political tool. Portfolio magazine's James Verini has written about what lies ahead for Russia and its largest energy project, Sakhalin II. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Globalization is turning into a hot-button issue for both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. But commentator Paul Krugman says its effects on the U.S. economy are overblown.
Peace may be the most elusive commodity in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Daniel Estrin reports some Israelis have decided violence makes it worth paying for a plan to get out.
Some people use their businesses to help fix what needs fixing. In the first of a series, Steve Tripoli reports on a Boston woman who's spent years fine-tuning the balance between her company's business and social goals.