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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the Senate Banking committee today he expects a year of slow-to-moderate growth. Then he said many unknown factors could stifle that growth. Kai Ryssdal has more.
A new survey says professional money managers are the most risk-averse they've been since 2001. Jill Barshay reports on how managers afraid of stock and bond risks are now investing in cash.
High-end fashion knock-offs are easy to find in any city. Now designers want to put a wrinkle into that copycat industry. Jeremy Hobson reports on possible patents for haute couture.
President Bush is set for a tour next week of Africa, where he could see what some experts are calling an agricultural revival. Kai Ryssdal talks with author G. Pascal Zachary about trade initiatives that have led to some success.
In a time when blogs and social networking sites make it easier than ever to disclose yourself on the Internet, many people worry about losing their privacy. But commentator Ben Casnocha says there are many benefits to a transparent society.