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Now that the central banks are jumping in to help ease the credit crunch in the global economy, who might hold the most risk in a potential eurozone breakup? Many Europeans are still looking to Germany to save the day. Warren Buffett's bought his hometown newspaper. Night-shift manufacturing gets a makeover. We look at why 'crap' technology might be great technology. And Economy 4.0 discovers what it takes to purchase a home on a Native American reservation.

Segments From this episode

Germany could rescue the eurozone, but will it?

Dec 1, 2011
Germany is the only eurozone country rich enough to bail out the euro, but many German voters and politicians feel they have already done enough.

Borrowing Europe's debt troubles

Dec 1, 2011
Is the U.S. borrowing trouble with the Federal Reserve's offer to swap dollars for shaky euros?

Warren Buffett buys his hometown paper

Dec 1, 2011
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will buy the Omaha World-Herald Co. Why go local?

Crap technology, not crappy

Dec 1, 2011
Thomas Hayden discusses the advantages of using what he calls "crap" technology.

Generations of housing red tape

Dec 1, 2011
On the Pine Ridge reservation, buying a home can take decades, even if you have the money.

Now that the central banks are jumping in to help ease the credit crunch in the global economy, who might hold the most risk in a potential eurozone breakup? Many Europeans are still looking to Germany to save the day. Warren Buffett’s bought his hometown newspaper. Night-shift manufacturing gets a makeover. We look at why ‘crap’ technology might be great technology. And Economy 4.0 discovers what it takes to purchase a home on a Native American reservation.

Music from the episode