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What Makes A Good Tax Haven?

After the banking crisis in Cyprus, what country might take its place as the next popular tax haven? David Greene talks to professor James Hines at the University of Michigan Law School to find out.

IMF: Gas Prices Don't Reflect True Costs

The IMF says that price of gasoline in the U.S. covers the cost of producing and distribution gasoline but it doesn't reflect the costs that gasoline consumption imposes on society — in the form of traffic, congestion, pollution and global warming. Linda Wertheimer talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about a new IMF report on energy subsidies.

When A Famous Hospital Didn't Want An Expensive New Drug

It's remarkably rare for leading research hospitals to reject new drugs because of cost.

What If You Couldn't Take Your Money To Another State?

You'd be free to leave the state, as long as you left your money behind. That's essentially what it's like now for people in Cyprus.

Australian Store To Charge For 'Just Looking'

The specialty food store in Brisbane says the fee will be returned at the cash register, after a purchase has been made.

Monsanto, Dupont Agree To $1.5 Billion Licensing Deal

Genetically-modified seeds — and the technology to produce them — have been at the center of a bitter legal fight between the two companies. Dupont will pay Monsanto more than $1.5 billion in the deal. With that, the companies will drop their patent and antitrust claims against each other.