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Along with the speculation about whether the Fed's going to cut interest rates is a related idea that goes along with that -- whether a cut would reward speculators. Commentator David Frum says we shouldn't be too quick to judge.
Wal-Mart is changing its slogan of "Always low prices" that it's had for 19 years. Jill Barshay reports that the change shows how the retail giant is adapting to the growing sophistication of its customers.
With the holiday season looming on the horizon, China is promising buyers that toys made within its borders will be safe for kids come Christmas. Kai Ryssdal talks with toy expert Chris Byrne about the future of "Made in China."
Zimbabwe suffers from an inflation rate the government pegs at 7,000 percent. But it's maybe two or three times that in actual practice. Reporter Gretchen Wilson helps us understand what that really means.
Refugees flee Zimbabwe by the thousands every month. No matter where they wind up, Zimbabwean ex-pats try to find ways to help feed their relatives at home -- relying on some high-tech help. Jennifer Collins reports.
The greenback fell to an all-time low against the Euro today, mostly on speculation that the Federal Reserve is going to cut interest rates. But those cuts may have to be steeper than anybody expected. Stephen Beard reports.