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Business, Finance & Economics

Poverty and poor health

A new report by the World Health Organization focuses on the social factors -- like poverty and unemployment -- that determine people's health. Lisa Mullins speaks with Michael Marmot, chair of the WHO's Commission on Social Determinants of Health.

Business, Finance & Economics

Swine Flu Hits Africa

The World's Andrea Crossan reports from Nairobi on worries over the swine flu hitting Africa. Just under 10 cases have been confirmed in sub-Sarahan Africa. But health experts are concerned about the disease spreading in the continent's crowded slums.

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.