Stocks in Japan and Australia hit highs not seen in more than four years after Tuesday's big rally on Wall Street. The benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high — topping a record set in the fall of 2007, just before the financial crisis hit.
The fine was imposed on Microsoft for failing to offer Window users a choice of Internet browsers. The U.S. software company promised to give European consumers a choice of browsers back in a 2009 antitrust settlement.
Look around your kitchen table and you'll see the work of Ambassador Ron Kirk. He's the United States Trade Representative, which is a cabinet-level position, and he's negotiated trade deals all around the world. Host Michel Martin talks to him about why he's choosing to step down from his post and the importance of U.S. trade.
Few of us own the music we listen or the movies we watch in exactly the same way we did a decade ago. And today if you buy a smartphone from a cellphone company, what you can legally do with it — how and where you can use it — may be proscribed even if that phone is fully bought and paid for.
The job market remains "sturdy," according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. Much more will be known about the labor picture when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its figures on Friday.
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