personal finance

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

The underwear economy

Economists and analysts track just about everything to gauge how the economy is doing. Some analysts just focus on one product- can we really learn how the economy is doing by looking in our underwear drawers? The World's Jason Margolis reports.

Global Politics

More anger directed at AIG

The World's Matthew Bell has the latest on the AIG bonus scandal. Members of Congress are now proposing a narrowly-focused tax aimed at recouping some of the bonuses paid to AIG executives after the company was bailed out by taxpayers.