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The assassination of Benazir Bhutto has sent Pakistan spiraling into increased turmoil. Host Amy Scott talks with professor Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University about the tragedy's impact on the nation's democracy movement and economy.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that companies can cut their retirees' health-care benefits once they turn 65, when Medicare kicks in. The ruling means employers can shift the burden of insuring retirees to the federal government. Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports.
If pinching pennies is one of your New Year's resolutions, take note: Coupons are going digital. Next week Valassis Communications plans to launch a website it hopes will reinvent the lowly paper coupon for the Internet age. Marketplace's Sam Eaton reports.
Credit was the big story on Wall Street this year. With 2008 just a few days away, our Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon takes a look back with host Amy Scott at the crunch that still has a tight grip on deal-making.
Wannabe parents from the United States, Taiwan and Britain are traveling to India in increasing numbers, seeking babies from surrogate mothers. Is it exploitation or opportunity for the mothers, who are highly paid? Sunita Thakur reports.
Remember the woman who 15 years ago sued McDonald's for burns she suffered when she spilled their hot coffee on herself? Commentator Karl Meyer certainly did when he bit into some canned tuna.
A lot of stock traders might have a drink or hit the gym when they lose money. Tom Moran paints. And his trades are his inspiration. Amy Scott visited his studio for this report.