A $40 billion arms deal between Britain and Saudi Arabia would supply the Saudis with fighter jets. But the deal has been jeopardized by corruption inquiries, and the U.S. could block it. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Jumbo home loans -- anything larger than $417,000 -- have become more expensive than regular mortgages. They're 7% instead of 5.9%. Now Freddie Mac has a deal with four lenders to lower the rate. Jill Barshay reports.
The number of Americans kidnapped while in Mexico doubled in 2007 from the previous year. The rise in crime has not only reduced tourism, it is affecting the future of real estate projects, such as Donald Trump's Tijuana towers. Jill Barshay reports.
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