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How realistic is Congress' budget?

Kai Ryssdal | May 16, 2007
Congressional Democrats announced their 2008 budget plan, totalling $2.9 trillion. But is it worth the reams of paper it's written on? Budget watcher Maya McGuineas takes a look at the details with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: New York

Whether to invest or divest?

Steve Tripoli | May 16, 2007
Some states are considering having their pension systems pull investments from companies doing business in Iran. Congress got into the act today, too. Steve Tripoli tells us who's saying what about divestment this time.
Posted In: Washington

Survey: Anti-fraud controls costing less

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 16, 2007
The Sarbanes-Oxley law that was intended to halt corporate financial fraud, has cost companies millions of dollars and lots of hassles. But a new survey reports last year those costs were down 23 percent. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Sudan's underground conflict

Gretchen Wilson | May 16, 2007
Wars in Sudan have almost always been over scarce resources above ground. Gretchen Wilson reports there's a much quieter and more fundamental conflict developing for what may or may not lie beneath.
Posted In: Canada

Should America work on having more vacation?

| May 16, 2007
A new study says the United States is the only advanced economy that doesn't require employers to offer paid vacations. Is that a bad thing? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Student loans on a graduated scale

| May 16, 2007
Commentator Robert Reich says that by changing the rules on how student loans are paid off, more graduates could pursue their true callings and enrich their communities.

Men join Tupperware's party

| May 16, 2007
More men are selling the famous plastic bowls and utensils. Sean Cole talked with one top seller who just couldn't contain <EM>his</EM> enthusiasm for the product.

Poppies to pills

| May 16, 2007
We're losing the war against Afghanistan's illicit opium trade, and losing big. It's time to allow poppy cultivation there for the legal pharmaceutical market, says commentator Reza Aslan, for the sake of their security and ours.
Posted In: Crime

Dell, you're getting a lawsuit

Janet Babin and Scott Jagow | May 16, 2007
The nation's top retailer of PCs is accused of luring buyers with deceptive lending practices and lax tech support. It's just the latest in a string of bad news. Janet Babin talks to Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

A 'sustainable' stamp of approval

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 16, 2007
Goldman Sachs is hosting a gathering of business owners who voluntarily abide by rules to use local products and treat workers fairly. It may be a sign the trend is growing. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

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