personal finance

Global Politics

Elections in Britain

Campaign season officially started in Britain today. Parliamentary elections are May 6th. Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his ruling Labor Party face tough competition from David Cameron and the Conservatives. The World's Laura Lynch reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Stone money

On the Pacific Island of Yap, you can't exactly keep change in your pocket when dealing in the local currency. It's stone and up to twelve feet across. Its origins go back millennia. The money is still used. From PRI's The World.

Science, Tech & Environment

Germany's 2010 bug

Remember the Y2K bug? Well, Germany is experiencing a computer glitch, 10 years after millennium bug. It's a software problem that's preventing computers from recognizing ?2010″ on credit cards. David Hecht checked it out for us.

Global Politics

Microinsurance grows in Colombia

Some insurance companies are offering microinsurance for the poor, especially for health matters, meant to protect the poor against financial disasters caused by illness, death or crop failure. Reporter John Otis has the story from Barranquilla, Colombia.