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Congress' attempt to fix corporate misbehavior is now blamed for driving business out of U.S. markets. But Benn Steil of the Council on Foreign Relations tells Kai Ryssdal that's not entirely true.
Airlines are now charging passengers for amenities that used to be standard. Everything from food to pillows. Commentator Beth Teitell says it's time for the traveling public to fight back.
Office colleagues wind up buying each other presents for all sorts of occasions. But sometimes there's just not much joy in it. Alex Goldmark looked into gift-giving on the job.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson traveled to Mexico today to meet with officials about reducing poverty by making more capital available to small businesses. Dan Grech reports.
China announced today its plan to address climate change. Good thing, too, because that Beijing air is nasty. Scott Tong reports on one pollution solution that may sound bizarre.
You know about the old stand-bys of market indexes: the Dow Jones Industrials, the S&P 500, the Nasdaq Composite. . . . But here's a brand new one: the UBS Global Warming Index. Sarah Gardner reports.