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Several investment banks have been helping foreign clients evade millions of dollars in U.S. taxes, a Congressional report says. But the transactions have been around for years. Jeremy Hobson reports.
We've been hearing a lot lately about negative TV ads stirring up America's ongoing culture wars. Some new ones are about to come out, not from one political candidate attacking another, but from McDonald's attacking Starbucks. Rico Gagliano reports.
When the credit crunch hit about a year ago, Wall Street was just recovering from losing thousands of jobs to recession and the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. Amy Scott reports on how the rebuilding effort is doing amid the economic downturn.
Lance Armstrong's out of retirement and training for next year's Tour de France. NFL Quarterback Brett Favre also ran a retirement reverse. Why can't they stay away? Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad discusses that question with Tess Vigeland.
Commentator Dan Drezner says economic modernization is considered to be a good buffer against war for most countries. But in Russia's case, standard ways of thinking may not apply.
Agricultural exports have been going strong but American farmers are frustrated because they could be exporting even more, if not for a bottleneck in shipping. Scott Tong reports.
With the jobless rate up over 6 percent, more people are receiving unemployment benefits and staying on unemployment. That means states are struggling more to pay the bill. Dan Grech reports.