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Sovereign Wealth Funds Bring Relief, Raise Concerns

Some high profile foreign investments in the United States are drawing attention to the enormously wealthy entities behind the deals. Of particular concern are sovereign wealth funds -- pools of state-owned investments that have used their vast reserves to invest in big name American corporations. The infusions of capital have provided a much-needed boost to the recipient companies and the U.S. economy as a whole, but there is concern about the potential implications. Malcolm Brown takes a look at the issue.