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When Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao warned during the recent National People's Congress of "chaos in the market" from China's sky-high home prices, he put to rest speculation that the government might soon end the tight controls it's imposed on the country's real estate market.
China's government, which has overseen enviable economic growth for the past three decades by pushing huge volumes of exports, is searching for ways to get its own people to buy more things in hopes that will help sustain its economic miracle.
Transformative. That's how the first decade of the 21st century will be known. With four key trends that seem destined to shape the nation and the world, it set the stage for a very different century.
Doug Kelley was perplexed when Craigslist ads for his Sacramento carpet-cleaning business started disappearing from the popular Web site. After $11,000 in attorney's and court fees he's learned of little-known dark side of Craigslist.