Editor's Note: Monday’s American Morning audience was disturbed by the story of the adopted Russian boy returned to the country by his adoptive parents.
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Editor's Note: Before the turn of the century, it was considered a "no brainer" for U.S. businesses: you had to be in China. Fast forward ten years and you have to ask the question, "has China been good or bad for America?" This week in our original series "China Rising," we're assessing China's economic impact on the United States. Tomorrow on American Morning, Christine Romans examines how China has changed American businesses. One look at your dinner table will tell you everything you need to know.
By Christine Romans, CNN
(CNN) – The question nine years after China was admitted to the World Trade Organization and officially welcomed in to the world economy is this: Has China's rise been good or bad for America?
Meet Steve Udden. He is a husband, father of two daughters and a trade statistic.
"I felt like a baseball player that got traded from a team that he loved playing for and loved the fans. I loved my customers; my coworkers were like second family to me," he explains.
His job as a telecoms projects manager went overseas to China when his factory moved there. Classified by the U.S. government as a casualty of foreign trade qualifies him for a stipend and money for retraining. Unemployment benefits and COBRA health insurance help fill the gap.
“We are keeping it level and steady and holding the line and right now we are ok.”
He's the face of the increasingly strained relations between the United States and China.
One think-tank estimates 2.4 million manufacturing jobs were lost between 2001-2008.
With China's explosive rise comes a nation that is now a key player in America's domestic and foreign policy. Take its currency: Anything made in China is cheaper than made in the USA. Why?
(CNN) – The Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look at a chemical found in many anti-bacterial products.
One concern is that the chemical Triclosan has been linked to altering hormone regulation in animals. The FDA also says some of anti-bacterial products are no more effective than plain old soap and water.
Dr. Sarah Janssen, a scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, joined us on Monday's American Morning to discuss the FDA's review.
(CNN) – Republicans are looking ahead and eyeing a major political comeback. They rallied the troops at a leadership conference this weekend in New Orleans where a straw poll gave us an early indication of potential GOP candidates in 2012.
Mitt Romney topped Ron Paul on the ballot by just one vote. Sarah Palin was third and Newt Gingrich fourth, both well back of the top two.
Rep. Ron Paul joined us on Monday's American Morning to discuss the future of the GOP and its current role as the minority party.
Read more: Romney nips Paul in Southern GOP straw poll
(CNN) – It is the "MASH" unit of the modern battlefield – an emergency room crammed into a metal box that is with the Marines on the front lines every step of the way.
It's giving military doctors a priceless head start on saving lives, but they do not come cheap. Our Chris Lawrence has the story from Kabul.