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Business, Finance & Economics

Why Americans spend

Americans aren't a nation of savers. And that's contributed to the country's current economic problems. But as The World's Katy Clark reports, it's not entirely due to our love of nice clothes and the latest electronic gadgets.

Global Politics

Europe reacts

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC business correspondent Andrew Walker and Mauro Guillen, of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, about international reaction to President-elect Obama's speech on the economy today.

Global Politics

Getting Turks to read

According to Turkish government statistics, most Turks do not sit down and read on a regular basis. So the Turkish government has started a campaign to promote reading. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford has the story.