Many people with aging parents are struggling financially, and even facing professional setbacks. But are their sacrifices really for the best? And is there a time when they should just cut their aging parents loose to fend for themselves?
US moguls Bill Gates and Warren Buffett hosted a private dinner in Beijing on Wednesday for some of China's newly rich to talk about giving their money away. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from the BBC's Michael Bristow.
Is there a more concrete dividing line between feeling rich and feeling poor in our country, and if so, what is it? In this conversation we speak with Larry Samuel, the author of Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture.
Economists are paying attention to the number of layoffs and the creation of jobs in the private sector. Beth Kobliner looks closely at the high rate of unemployment and considers whether it's possible to fully recover once you've lost your job.
The Middle East has so far seemed to escape the financial crisis plaguing the rest of the world. As The World's Aaron Schachter reports, this is in large part due to inherent wariness and a banking and real estate boom of its own.
Nerves frayed further today on Capitol Hill and on Wall Street, as lawmakers continued to wrangle over rescue package for the nation's cash-strapped banks. Host Marco Werman gets the latest from John Authers of the Financial Times.
As the U.S. bailout plan stumbles on Capitol Hill, European banks are suffering from their exposure to the U.S. crisis. The World's Laura Lynch reports that governments in Europe have had to intervene with bailouts of their own.
The global economic crisis feels like deja-vu to some Japanese economists. Japan's banking industry weathered a number of economic storms in the 1990's. Host Lisa Mullins speaks with Jesper Koll who runs an investment firm in Japan.
France's traditional three-course lunch is not the same during these hard economic times. Many French restaurant-goers are ordering less, leading to a rise in restaurant bankruptcies. Anita Elash has the story.