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Conflict & Justice

US Eases Iran Sanctions on Electronics

The Obama administration has lifted economic sanctions banning the sale of American consumer electronics products like laptops and mobile phones to Iranians. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist Shirin Jaafari about the timing of the announcement.

Arts, Culture & Media

The revolving door of expat Brazilians

When the US economy took a nosedive five years ago, Brazil's economy hardly skipped a beat. With the economic shift in fortunes, migration patterns between the countries have shifted as well. But as The World's Jason Margolis found out, not very cleanly.

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Environment

Global energy economy

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with energy analyst and author Michael Klare about the global appetite energy economy; Klare's new books is titled, "Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy.�

Global Politics

South Korea restricts US beef imports

Seoul is already calling for imports to be restricted again; protesters have put pressure on President Lee Myung Bak and they say he's exposing the nation to mad cow disease by allowing the import of US beef, as Correspondent Jason Strother has the story.

Environment

Big business in the Amazon

The World's Alex Gallafent reports on how a free trade zone in the middle of the Amazon rainforest has encouraged the kind of businesses and jobs that don't require cutting down trees.

Environment

Potash boom

Last week, nations at a UN food summit in Rome vowed to increase world food production by 50 percent by the year 2030, and to meet this goal

Arts, Culture & Media

Fireworks shortage

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Julie Heckman of the American Pyrotechnics Association to find out why port restrictions in China are causing a shortage of fireworks here for Fourth of July celebrations.

Global Politics

Iran's missile threats

Iran said today it's conducted more missile tests and in response the United States has imposed more economic sanctions on Iran, but some American exports to Iran have increased, including some popular consumer goods