Business, Finance & Economics

The Limits of GDP

The recession in the US is technically over. GDP grew at a rate of 3.5% in the last three months ending in September. But there's a growing cadre of economists who say GDP has outlived its usefulness as a gauge of economic health. Jason Margolis has more.

Conflict & Justice

Radio royalties

Hairdressers in Barcelona are threatening a rebellion over a government plan to make hair salons pay royalties for playing the radio in their shops. Sarah Rainsford reports from Barcelona.

Global Politics

Retiring at 60 in France

The French parliament passed controversial reforms to its pension system last week. The biggest change? The minimum retirement age would rise from 60 to 62. Reporter Anita Elash spent some time with one couple who retired at 60 and sent this story.

Global Politics

Estonia joins the Euro zone

On New Year's day, Estonia becomes the 17th country to join the Euro currency zone. Its entry comes at an inauspicious time. Lisa Mullins finds out more from Raimo Poom, political editor at Eesti Päevaleht newspaper in Talinn, Estonia's capital.

Conflict & Justice

The Looming Greek Default

Europe continues to struggle with finding a way out of its economic crisis. The most immediate threat to the Eurozone is the possibility of a Greek default. But some are openly wondering whether it's time to let Greece go.