NPR's Elizabeth Arnold talks with Marcia about the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference. 18 Pacific Rim leaders are concluding a two-day summit in Vancouver with a communique that endorses free trade... AND, more importantly, a broad plan for stabilizing Asian economies. The economic downturn in Asia over the last six months has dominated this year's APEC summit... a meeting that normally focuses on ways of capitalizing on what had been the region's economic strength.



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