It's taken the help of 17,000 international peacekeepers, but this weekend, the African nation is holding its first elections in 40 years. Suzanne Marmion looks at the cost of bringing democracy to the Congo.
The government claims it gives a certain percentage of federal contracts to small businesses, but a report out today says last year $12 billion went to the biggies instead of the little guys. Dan Grech reports.
Already this week there have been reports of two data security breaches compromising the personal information of more than half a million people. Luckily not all thieves know the real value of their loot. Lisa Napoli reports.
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