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Candidates focus on expat fundraising

Jul 8, 2008
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is fundraising in London. While it's illegal for him to take money from foreign citizens, the city is home to many wealthy Americans. Geoff Brumfiel reports.

California fires blaze through tourism

Jul 8, 2008
It's too early for wildfire season, but more than 20,000 firefighters are battling blazes in California's Central Coast. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports how the fires could hurt Monterey County's tourism.

Brown big on food conservation at G8

Jul 7, 2008
World leaders are talking in Japan today at the start of the G8 Summit, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has a great deal to say about food. Stephen Beard reports Brown's argument may clash with the Americans'.
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Is the G8 still relevant?

Jul 7, 2008
With politically weak leaders sitting at the table and growing economies like China and India not involved, how much power does the G8 still have? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports where some of the challenges lay.
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Flood risks call for housing safety

Jul 3, 2008
The National Wildlife Federation says climate change is making flooding far more likely and wants Congress to mandate that houses be built on safe terrain. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more on a flood insurance bill.

McCain supports Colombia free trade

Jul 2, 2008
Republican presidential candidate John McCain is in Colombia today in support of a free trade deal. Democratic candidate Barack Obama does not support the deal. Dan Grech has more on the specifics of the proposed agreement.

States seek flood repairs in budget

Jun 27, 2008
The waters have yet to recede in flooded towns along the Mississippi River, but many are thinking about reconstruction. Jeff Tyler reports repairs will challenge states that already had trouble balancing budgets before.

Push for housing bill takes a holiday

Jun 26, 2008
Senate leaders wanted to pass a housing bill before the July 4 weekend that would help 400,000 Americans. But the legislation has been slowed by debate over tax breaks for renewable energy. Steve Henn reports.
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States weigh tax hike over budget cuts

Jun 24, 2008
With consumer spending down, state budgets are being faced with difficult choices in order to stay in the black. Some states are considering raising taxes as a better alternative to cutting needed programs. Danielle Karson reports.

A commission for tough fiscal issues

Jun 24, 2008
A House committee is trying to deal with Social Security and Medicare without avoiding them. One method includes creating a bi-partisan commission that would work together on tough decisions. Jeremy Hobson has more.