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Business, Finance & Economics

A meat scandal in China has customers asking just how safe is Western fast food?

The McDonald's menu in China is looking sparse ever since investigative reporters there filmed a local firm allegedly repackaging old meat — even scooping it off the floor — and selling it to fast food outlets. The company, Shanghai Husi Food, is a major supplier to many foreign chains in China, including McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks.

Global Politics

Britain's military future

The British government is making big cuts to its military. Thousands are losing their jobs. Ships, fighter planes and tanks are being scrapped. It's causing concern in Washington, where Britain is seen as a key ally. Laura Lynch reports.

Global Politics

Finding jobs for France's older workers

It's likely that the French government's plan to raise the minimum retirement age to 62 will become law. Labor unions are now saying it's time to do something to help French people over 50 find work or keep their jobs. Correspondent Anita Elash reports.

Global Politics

Coping with Ireland's financial crisis

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Kevin Sheridan, owner of Sheridan's Cheesemongers in Ireland, about how the economic downturn has affected his business. Also, Rita Richardson, a retiree in Galway, Ireland, tells Lisa how she's coping with the news.