Why is it so hard to invest your money locally? Grassroots activists trying to build economic alternatives in the US encourage investing in the businesses in your neighborhood, instead of in far-off corporations. It turns out that it’s not so easy to move your money; there are even laws against it in the US. We talk with local finance expert Michael Shuman, and profile a grassroots success story CERO Group that’s funding its start-up without deep pockets or Wall St cash. All that and a few thoughts on the NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg you won’t find in the US media.