A trade deal with several South American countries expires tomorrow. But President Bush is expected to sign an eight-month extension -- which would be a rosy deal for a country like Ecuador. Mary Stucky reports.
Small businesses are supposed to get 23% of federal government contracts. Yet, big companies have been winning some of those jobs. New rules take effect tomorrow that are intended to change that. Steve Tripoli reports.
The Supreme Court put a scare into supporters of affirmative action when it ruled public schools can't assign students based on race alone. But school districts are already trying other methods, such as family income. John Dimsdale reports.
A decade ago this weekend, Hong Kong became a Chinese territory again after 156 years of British rule. It's flourished under China's control -- and from the flow of mainland vacationers. Scott Tong reports.
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