personal finance


Microinsurance grows in Colombia

Some insurance companies are offering microinsurance for the poor, especially for health matters, meant to protect the poor against financial disasters caused by illness, death or crop failure. Reporter John Otis has the story from Barranquilla, Colombia.


Japan tries to spark economy

Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso announced a stimulus package today worth about 50 billion dollars. Part of the plan is to give the average Japanese family about 600 dollars in spending money.


More anger directed at AIG

The World's Matthew Bell has the latest on the AIG bonus scandal. Members of Congress are now proposing a narrowly-focused tax aimed at recouping some of the bonuses paid to AIG executives after the company was bailed out by taxpayers.