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Finding a place for Iraq refugees

John Dimsdale | May 10, 2007
The United Nations estimates more than 4 million Iraqis have been displaced by the war so far. Just a handful have been allowed to come to the United States. Some in Congress would like to change that. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Who's served by food producers' tough stance?

Steve Tripoli | May 10, 2007
U.S. food producers say they are all in favor of taking a tougher tone with their foreign counterparts. Steve Tripoli reports on whether their motives are entirely unadulterated.
Posted In: Health

Blair's legacy claim could be more economical

Stephen Beard | May 10, 2007
British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he considers his handling of the British economy to have been one of his major successes during his 10 years in office. As Blair prepares to step down, Stephen Beard takes a look back.

'The Price of Liberty'

Kai Ryssdal | May 10, 2007
In a new book about how America pays for war, Goldman Sachs Vice Chairman Robert Hormats claims Congress and the White House are sidestepping their obligations to pay back their debts. He talked with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Economy, Washington

Oxycontin maker admits lying about risks

Helen Palmer | May 10, 2007
The maker of the powerful painkiller Oxycontin and three of its top executives admit they lied about the drug's addiction risks. As a result, they'll pay a total of $600 million in fines. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health

The market's the problem with health care

| May 10, 2007
Some Fortune 500 CEOs this week announced a coalition to push for health care reform. But commentator Jamie Court says what they're really seeking is a government bailout of insurers and drug companies.
Posted In: Health, Washington

When finding a job just doesn't compute

Hilary Wicai | May 10, 2007
What does America do about workers who find themselves out of a job but don't have the computer skills necessary to find work in the knowledge economy? Hillary Wicai reports on one effort in North Carolina.
Posted In: Jobs

Student loan regulation up for debate

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | May 10, 2007
As lawmakers consider greater oversight of the lucrative student loan industry, some universities are pushing for self-regulation. They claim the free market will spit out the bad seeds, but critics say that's misguided. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Filling up on sports coverage

Bob Moon | May 10, 2007
From your cell phone to the gas pump, technology is making it easier than ever to watch games and get sports news just about anytime, anywhere. And that's nudging the industry ever closer to the entertainment model, says David Carter.
Posted In: Science, Sports

Potential peril from microwave popcorn

Steve Henn | May 10, 2007
A chemical used to manufacture those popular microwaveable bags of popcorn is known to cause lung disease among food workers. There's renewed pressure on the FDA to remove diacetyl from its list of safe chemicals.