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Fueling frustration in Iraq

| Dec 28, 2005
Prices at the gas pump are coming down here in the US, but now it's the Iraqis who are howling. Gas used to be cheaper than water in Iraq, but the government just raised the price between 700 and 900%. From Baghdad, Ben Gilbert reports.

A new measure of prosperity?

| Dec 28, 2005
The monthly numbers for consumer confidence came out today, and Americans are feeling a little better about things as the year comes to a close. But commentator Robert Reich says we may be a little over-confident.
Posted In: Economy

Bringing home the bacon

| Dec 28, 2005
The wild pig population is growing -- at least 31 states now report feral pigs, and many states are overrun. So for game enthusiasts looking for a big hunt, pigs are a good way to go. Reporter Nancy Mullane reports.

Giving back to India

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 28, 2005
Immigrants from India are putting a new spin on the time-honored practice of sending money back to their homeland. Miranda Kennedy has more.

Arbitrary rights?

| Dec 28, 2005
Consumer watchdog Jamie Court warns credit card users often sign away protections enshrined in the Bill of Rights to get their hands on plastic credit.

Business in Iraq

| Dec 28, 2005
GDP figures were released for Iraq this week, and the nation's economy is on pace to grow by 10% next year. As Ben Gilbert reports, rank-and-file businessmen hope that growth trickles down to them too.

Nielsen and DVR habits

Alisa Roth | Dec 28, 2005
The nation's tracker of American TV watching habits today gets its first round of data on viewing trends in households with digital video recording devices. Alisa Roth reports.

Storms trump 9/11 costs

Scott Tong | Dec 28, 2005
The economic costs of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma are expected to top the economic costs of the terrorists attacks by a factor of one-and-a-half. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

Home sales outlook

Alex Cohen | Dec 28, 2005
The rollicking real estate market is expected to cool in some places and surge in others in 2006. Alex Cohen reports.

Casino landfall

Dan Grech | Dec 28, 2005
Mississippi has opened its first land-based Casino. As Dan Grech reports, it won't be its last.

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