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Ditch the penny?

Alex Cohen | Jul 18, 2006
An Arizona congressman wants to abolish the penny, but his state stands to benefit from the move. And some say the one-cent coin is an important American institution. Alex Cohen reports.

Under attack: Life in Lebanon

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 18, 2006
As Israel continues its campaign against Hezbollah throughout Lebanon, the country has shut down for business. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to journalist Leena Saidi about conditions there.
Posted In: Canada

Rebuilding Afghanistan

Miranda Kennedy | Jul 18, 2006
The US is leading the effort to reconstruct Afghanistan's roads and schools. One ambitious project: a bridge connecting it to neighboring Tajikistan, which Afghans hope will help them get back to business, Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Dollar store inflation

Alex Goldmark | Jul 18, 2006
Today, the government reported that producer prices rose last month, but there are some stores that can't pass cost increases onto consumers — because it's part of their name. Right? Alex Goldmark reports.
Posted In: Economy

CEO $1 club

| Jul 18, 2006
Commentator and CEO Carl Yankowski says the current trend of paying CEOs only a dollar hides a much bigger pay package that shareholders rarely find out about.

Afghan carpet makers

Miranda Kennedy | Jul 18, 2006
Makers of traditional Afghan carpets are looking to get back into the US market after decades of war decimated the trade. Miranda Kennedy reports.

The price of non-things

| Jul 18, 2006
Seem like your paycheck just doesn't go as far as it used to? Commentator J.D. Samant argues non-things can be just as expensive as actual things.

It's 'Doughnut Hole Day'

Helen Palmer | Jul 18, 2006
Democrats today are highlighting Medicare's "Doughnut Hole" coverage gap, but there's disagreement over just how many people will actually fall into the hole. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Internet gambling arrests

Stephen Beard | Jul 18, 2006
US authorities have arrested the British CEO of an online gambling company and charged 10 other execs with racketeering. The move comes just a week after the US House passed a bill cracking down on Internet betting. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Army Corps appropriations

Scott Tong | Jul 18, 2006
The Senate today considers giving the Army Corps of Engineers $10 billion for new navigation and flood control projects. But after the New Orleans levee breaches, many lawmakers want outside supervision. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington