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Russia's building a petro-based empire

| Apr 27, 2006
Russia has been nationalizing its petroleum industry for the past year and now it's looking for more. Vladimir Putin today hailed a deal with Germany and as Alasdair Sandford reports, Russia doesn't plan to stop there.
Posted In: Canada

Military payroll problems

Scott Tong | Apr 27, 2006
The US military has a payroll problem. Turns out that some injured soldiers have gotten overpaid, and then received debt collection notices from the government months later. Scott Tong reports.

Moral compass gone awry

| Apr 27, 2006
House Republicans abruptly yanked a lobbying and ethics bill off the floor today. Democrats say the bill isn't going to do much to end abuses anyway. Writer and commentator Jeff Birnbaum has low expectations for reform on the Hill.

Corruption in Iraq

| Apr 27, 2006
A year ago, Iraq formed its first democratically-elected government in more than 50 years. But tackling corruption has not been high on the Iraqi government's to do list. As Ben Gilbert reports from Baghdad, corruption is more pervasive than ever.
Posted In: Canada

The disposable American worker

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 27, 2006
Despite plenty of evidence that the economy is strong, layoffs have become a fact of life for American workers. Writer Louis Uchitelle tells host Kai Ryssdal how American companies became addicted to layoffs.

Faking the count

Jeff Tyler | Apr 27, 2006
One way the FCC monitors content on public airwaves is fielding complaints from listeners and viewers. But while many are genuine, a lot of complaints are actually generated by fake grassroots campaigns attempting to influence decision makers. Jeff Tyler reports.

Honey, they've shrunk the labor pool!

| Apr 27, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Lisa Napoli about the implications of a new study that finds the U.S. labor pool is shrinking.
Posted In: Economy

Summer box office

| Apr 27, 2006
Daily Variety editor Michael Speier talks to host Mark Austin Thomas about Hollywood's hope for the summer box office.

Really big oil

Alisa Roth | Apr 27, 2006
ExxonMobil releases its quarterly earnings today, and Alisa Roth reports that the information isn't likely to quell increased calls for a windfall profits tax on oil companies.
Posted In: Wall Street

Softwood dispute

Steve McNally | Apr 27, 2006
The US and Canada are close to settling a years-old dispute over the importation of cheap Canadian lumber into the US. Steve McNalley has the details.
Posted In: Washington