The first MG sports car to be produced in 16 years rolled off a production line in Birmingham, England, Wednesday. In a sign of changing times, the MG6 was designed and engineered in Britain, but assembled from parts most of which were manufactured in China.
In the Ivory Coast, former President Laurent Gbagbo is being held under guard at a villa in the commercial capital Abidjan. Meanwhile, new president Alassane Ouattara is trying to pacify the city, after a nearly five-month vicious power struggle.
As President Obama and members of Congress debate national budgets, Shawn McMahon has been calculating individual and family budgets.
He's the research director for Wider Opportunities for Women, a group that works with low-income women and families. The nonprofit group just released its Basic Economic Security Tables index, which measures the minimum income workers need to achieve basic economic security.
The budget plans put forward by President Obama and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) both set a goal of about $4 trillion in deficit reduction, but Ryan would get his in 10 years — two years sooner than the president.