An estimated 350,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip went on a buying spree in Egypt today when masked gunmen blew holes in a border wall. Kai Ryssdal talks with economist Youssef Dauod in the West Bank about what the Palestinians need most.
Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls are suddenly focusing on all things fiscal -- as are many voters. And that could mean good fortune for some candidates and tough times for others. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
The Congressional Budget Office has announced the deficit for fiscal 2008 is going to hit almost $220 billion -- not counting war spending or an economic stimulus package. But analysts say there are bigger things to worry about. Danielle Karson reports.
It was thought -- in the U.S., anyway -- that the Fed's big rate cut would put pressure on the European Central Bank to follow suit. But we now see the ECB is looking at a very different economic picture. John Dimsdale reports.
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