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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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Romas under attack in Europe

Europe's largest minority group, the Roma, is struggling to cope with a rise in attacks against Romas in several countries. That's prompted a surge in asylum requests from Romas hoping to leave for Canada. The World's Laura Lynch reports from Hungary.

Arts, Culture & Media

Grada's Natural Angle

The opening track on the latest CD by Grada might lead you to believe that you're in for a set of Irish jigs and reels but the quintet has more on its collective mind than traditional Celtic music. The World's Ken Bader has today's Global Hit.

Conflict & Justice

Global food prices spike

The United Nations' food agency held a special meeting to discuss the rise in food prices worldwide. Anchor Marco Werman asks Alex Evans, who's studied the causes of food price fluctuations, to explain the upward trend.