Dollars & Sense: All about China; whistle-blower risks everything
Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland for a full state visit.
January 18th, 2011
05:18 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: All about China; whistle-blower risks everything

A roundup of today’s CNNMoney news:

China, the new landlord of the United States: China is the largest foreign holder of U.S. debt. Despite that, many politicians are talking tough about China's artificially low currency and how it affects our trade relations.

Why China matters: China has by far the faster-growing economy, even though the U.S. is still three times as large. And an increasing number of schools are adding Chinese language classes to their curricula.

Crime-torn city losing half its cops: Camden, New Jersey, is struggling to close a $26.5 million budget gap. To make that happen, its boys in blue are cutting jobs. But they’re not alone. Nearly 25% of cities said they were cutting their public safety budgets in 2010.

Citizen Ponzi scheme sheriff (video): How a Minnesota investment banker risked everything to uncover a $160 million Ponzi scheme.

Facebook won't share your phone number: The social networking site slipped in the feature quietly, but now says it will put the brakes on as users worry about privacy issues.

Toyota one year later: After a slew of recalls, the automaker’s sales are down, market share is down and resale values are down.

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  1. Nicole

    just boycott their products, kids on facebook need to be supervised, also the bullying probably started at school. Kids theses days are mean but again most parent cant be there to raise them because to survive you need two incomes these days. Privacy issues can be set on facebook or just dont use the apps on there because you have to allow the app makers access to your info. I sorta feel bad for kids because they are expected to act like little adults but with out the adult supervision as if kids are born with self control and proper manners.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. erib baumen

    Impeach obama hail ron paul

    January 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
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