Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Martin Weale, Director of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research in Britain, to find out what the financial disturbances mean for the average person in Europe.
It's expensive to run an airline these days. Italy's national carrier -- Alitalia -- is desperately looking for cash to stay in business. Some flights may have to be cancelled because there's no money to buy fuel.
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
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.
'Buried Secrets' is the title of a story in the current issue of the New Yorker. It's about Guinea, in West Africa, It is among the poorest countries in the world, but also sits atop one of the largest known deposits of untapped iron ore.
China's economy is slowing down. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Derek Scissors, an economist who follows China for the Heritage Foundation in Washington, to interpret these latest economic figures and what it means for the global economy.
Russia's dissident punk band Pussy Riot has released a new protest video criticizing big oil companies and President Putin. Marco Werman speaks with journalist Masha Gessen, who recently spent four hours visiting a leading member of the group in prison.
A revised edition of Mark Pendergrast's history of "For God, Country and Coca Cola" has been re-released. In the book he details the politics of where coke has and has not been available worldwide over its 120-year history.
Ethanol has largely fizzled here in the US. But in Brazil, people have been driving their cars for years powered only by sugarcane ethanol. In recent years though, ethanol in Brazil has hit a speed bump.
Lots of foreign policy challenges crowd President Obama's in-box. But the administration "lacks coherence" according to Robert D.Kaplan, Chief Geopolitical Analyst for Stratfor, the intelligence company. Anchor Aaron Schachter asks him to explain.