Once civil servants in their home in Baghdad, Ayssir and Maher now work small jobs round the clock to provide for their family in Jordan. But they still rely on the help of friends to get by (Part 4 of a series).
Cross-border violence in and around Israel's Gaza Strip makes it difficult for both Israeli and Palestinian business owners to keep their doors open. Daniel Estrin reports how Israeli shop owners are coping.
As the credit crunch continues, many businesses have to file for bankruptcy. That means that one area of business is booming: bankruptcy services firms. John Dimsdale reports on how they are staffing up.
Brazil's JBS, the world's biggest beef producer, is looking to buy two U.S. beef companies: Smithfield Beef Group and National Beef Packing Co. The move would make the Brazilian company the largest beef producer in America. Dan Grech reports.
Payday loans that allow workers to borrow money in advance of their paycheck have often been criticized for having high interest rates. But new reports say the loans can actually benefit some consumers who have few other options. Janet Babin reports.
More workers are tapping into their 401(k) accounts to spend money and pay off mounting debts. Stacy Vanek-Smith reports while there may be advantages to borrowing from yourself there are also huge risks.
Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama have been focusing on their opposition to NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. But will voters in Ohio, where thousands of manufacturing jobs have been lost, be persuaded? Mhari Saito reports.
The Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman is stepping down. Her resignation is one of many which have left government regulatory agencies severely understaffed in the last year of the Bush Presidency. Jeremy Hobson reports.