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Apr 2, 2009

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Markets like new rules on asset prices

Apr 2, 2009
Markets rallied today on news that U.S. accounting officials are expected to ease mark-to-market rules. That would give financial firms more flexibility in setting asset prices. Amy Scott reports.

IMF is the big winner of G-20 summit

Apr 2, 2009
Leaders of the world's largest economies have agreed to provide the International Monetary Fund with $750 billion to assist countries hit hard by the global economic crisis. Stephen Beard reports.

Sizing up India's economic growth

Apr 2, 2009
Over the last two decades the Indian economy has become a force of its own. Nandan Nilekani, co-chairman of Infosys and author of "Imagining India," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the country is handling the global recession.

Infrastructure bids lower than expected

Apr 2, 2009
State and local governments are gearing up to spend federal stimulus money on projects like repaving roads, widening interstates and retrofitting government buildings. And contractors are offering good deals. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Asian game companies run up scores

Apr 2, 2009
Chinese online game company Changyou has gone public, with a strong response from investors. The Asian gaming industry is thriving despite the global recession. It's a business model that has some Western rivals envious. Scott Tong reports.

Network is key to digital health records

Apr 2, 2009
The Obama administration wants Americans to have electronic health records by 2014 as one way to cut costs. But commentator and physician Peter Bach says the next step after that is what will make the difference.

Paparazzi paydays are getting cropped

Apr 2, 2009
Magazines that cover celebrities aren't selling as many copies these days, and that means less work for the photographers who snap the stars' every move. Jennifer Collins reports on how the people behind the flashbulbs are faring.

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