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Signs of fallout from losses in auction-rate securities issued by cities, hospitals, and schools are beginning to rattle those institutions. Jill Barshay reports on how local governments are considering refinancing into more old-fashioned municipal bonds.
Amtrak announced it is ramping up security to keep passengers safe. But some fear the move will cause train travel to get bogged down with airport-like delays. John Dimsdale reports.
China reported its inflation rate surged 7.1% from a year ago -- the biggest increase in 11 years. Since Chinese manufacturers have been absorbing much of the inflation, will Chinese export prices be affected? Scott Tong reports.
Commentator Charles Handy says that the U.S. president is expected to be both head of state and prime minister -- two very different roles that are hard to fill adequately by one person. Third in a series.
A special kind of honey derived from the Manuka plant is showing up in doctor's offices as a wound remedy. Caitlan Carroll reports how some patients have seen dramatic results from the bee by-product.
Though alcohol is prohibited by Islamic law in Morocco, Moroccan wineries are turning out 40 million bottles a year. John Laurenson reports from Meknes on the delicate business of winemaking there.
Cuban-Americans are hoping Fidel Castro's resignation will prompt economic reforms in the country. Dan Grech reports on the immigrants' increased influence on US-Cuba policy.