Three years ago this weekend the US invaded Iraq. Beyond military spending, the US government has allocated $21 billion to rebuild the country. Pratap Chatterjee, director the non-profit group Corpwatch, spoke with Scott Jagow about where the money has gone.
A House Committee approved a bill that would protect consumers from security breaches that compromise their personal information. Those laws currently vary from state to state. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Internet services company Softbank is buying the Japanese unit of Vodafone, the British mobile provider. It's one of the largest corporate takeovers in Japanese history, about $15 billion. Jocelyn Ford reports.
With the growth of blogs, wireless cafes and online shopping, it seems like everyone in the US is online. But a new study shows America has dropped from fourth to 16th in the world in broadband access. Bente Birkeland reports.
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