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Olympics could be a win for Chicago

May 27, 2009
If Chicago gets to host the 2016 summer games, President Obama would step in to help. Natalie Moore reports, and Steve Chiotakis talks to professor Stefan Szymanski from the Cass School of Business in London.
Posted In: Sports

Swine flu yields bad news for farmers

May 26, 2009
Farmers in the Southeast are worried they won't have enough help from seasonal migrant workers due to fallout from the swine flu. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Ushering in a new era for credit

May 22, 2009
Congress just passed a credit card consumer's bill of rights. But how will this new law protect card holders? Tess Vigeland and Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd discuss the ins and out of the legislation.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Credit bill of rights roundtable

May 22, 2009
So how will this new credit card bill of rights directly affect consumers? Tess Vigeland welcomes a variety of experts to sound off about the pros and cons about the new law.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Funding long-term health care reform

May 20, 2009
Senators are exploring ways to fund health care reform, including a sin tax on sugary soft drinks. But the White House prefers a different approach. John Dimsdale reports where the groups diverge in funding ideas.
Posted In: Health

What California can do for its budget

May 19, 2009
Today Californians vote on measures that would raise taxes and slash budgets for health care and education. If the measures don't pass, the state must explore other options. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Social Security running out of funds

May 12, 2009
Trustees for Social Security and Medicare reported today the recession has taken a toll on the long-term financial viability of both programs. John Dimsdale explores options the programs have for fixing their finances.

Big opportunities at White House dinner

May 8, 2009
The White House Correspondents' Dinner is typically a huge fete for journalists. And this year it could be bigger than ever. As Steve Henn reports, it's also a chance to do a little business.

Trimming budget fat won't be easy

May 7, 2009
The Obama budget team has identified 121 line items they say don't work. But one person's failed idea or unnecessary expense is someone else's vital program, and the proposed $17 billion in cuts will likely face opposition. Tamara Keith reports.

States struggle to avoid budget deficits

May 6, 2009
Unlike the federal government, states can't carry deficits, and many states are cutting services to balance their budgets. Jennifer Collins reports why this hurts the economy, and why it would be bad for states to rely on cuts alone.

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