World markets got a boost this week from Japan's pledge to help overly indebted EU nations. What's behind Japan's move? Sure, the spirit of global cooperation is part of it. But much more significant is Tokyo's need to keep pace with Beijing in the influence game.
As the ash cloud from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano clears, travel and tourism businesses in Europe and the U.S. are tallying the cost. Find out how the massive aviation disruption has affected those industries.