Every day seems to reveal a new, grimmer economic number. This week it's a big drop in home prices, small economic growth, and a potential interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve Board. Peter Goodman of The New York Times helps The Takeaway understand what those numbers will mean for our pocketbooks.
Community banks outnumber big-name banks 25 to 1. They say they've been insulated from the subprime mortgage crisis. The Takeaway talks with Robert Palmer, chief executive of Community Bankers Association of Ohio.
Iran is the only country in the world not suffering from an organ shortage. It's also the only country that legally permits kidney vending. Takeaway expert and 'Freakonomics' co-author Stephen Dubner tells us about us Iran's free market for organs. Guest: 'Freakonomics' co-author Stephen Dubner.
Ursula Lindsey reports from Cairo that Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak took action today to address the "bread crisis" in his country; Egypt is the world's second largest importer of wheat and has been hit hard by the increase in global food prices.
The World's Jeb Sharp reports that United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon will lead a new UN task force to tackle the global food crisis, and Ban says the first priority will be to feed the world's hungry and prevent social unrest around the globe.
Nguyen Qui Duc reports on how rising food costs are affecting people in Vietnam: the country is a major producer of rice and the government has halted exports to try and keep prices down at home, but even so, many Vietnamese are struggling to cope.