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Election Day is three weeks away and the political winds seem to be blowing in a "lefterly" direction. In Washington, lobbying firms are already prepping for the Democrats' possible return to relevance, Scott Tong reports.
Economic data out today says wholesale prices dropped more than expected last month because of cheaper fuel. But it also suggests that inflation might be on the rise. So where's the economy headed? Jeff Tyler reports.
U.S. tech companies are setting up product research centers in India to create products to sell to an emerging market of rural, mostly uneducated Indians. Miranda Kennedy reports.
The trucking industry is in the middle of its worst labor shortage ever. As companies hone their recruiting efforts, they're focusing on one group: Baby Boomers. Martha Woodroof tells us it could be a match made in economic heaven.
The Merc snapped up crosstown rival Chicago Board of Trade today to create the world's biggest exchange for futures contracts. And the marriage could spark other similar deals, Diantha Parker reports.
In an unprecedented ruling, Japan's Supreme Court ruled that employees legally own the patent rights to the products they invent. The decision could actually help revive creativity in the country, Janet Babin reports.