Congress is trying to gauge the future financial fallout of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which includes counseling for soldiers with post-traumatic stress or depression. Steve Henn crunches some numbers.
To adapt to the new reality of energy prices, Ford wants to switch some assembly lines from trucks and SUVs to cars. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the process of revamping their facilities could be tricky.
Microsoft is working with the U.N. to donate three to four-year-old computers to an upstart company in Uganda to get affordable machines to businesses. Gretchen Wilson reports on the computer restoration efforts.
The truckers' strike in Spain is the latest in a string of international protests against the rising cost of fuel. Renita Jablonski talks to Danny Wood in Madrid about how this strike is affecting consumers.
Want to help fight a deadly disease but don't have any money to contribute to research? The Seattle Biomedical Research Institute can enlist you to contract the disease -- and even get paid for it. Ethan Lindsey has more.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and others are concerned about inflation and a weak dollar. So why isn't economics correspondent Chris Farrell breaking a swear? He explains to Scott Jagow why there's reason not to worry.
A lock and dam on the Mississippi River is having a huge economic impact on small towns around the Midwest that rely on it for business. Maureen McCollum reports on how it's affecting a village in Wisconsin.
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