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War of words escalates

Iran's leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened today to strike at US interests if his country is attacked. Meanwhile, the House approved a bill that would block loans and export licenses to companies doing business with Iran's oil industry. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada

How you feelin'?

Research out today says even moderate-income Americans are getting priced out of decent health coverage. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Now accepting . . .

Just what we all need: more credit card choices. Bank of America is the biggest issuer of credit and debit cards in this country, and it might be about to deal itself an ace. Bob Moon reports.

The rich pay more taxes

Congress could soon take up the issue of whether to extend the president's tax cuts through 2010 and whether to do away with the estate tax forever. Critics have complained those tax cuts benefit only the rich, but commentator Steve Moore says, not so.

Call it a space journey

Russians are making all the runs to the International Space Station because the US space shuttle is still grounded. Congress is hammering out next year's federal budget and a Senate committee spent the day taking a long hard look at NASA. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Science

Nuclear power makes a comeback

Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl power station in Ukraine blew up 20 years ago today. The health effects here weren't large, but the disaster put the US nuclear power industry into a deep freeze. Now there's real talk of a resurgence. Sam Eaton looks at what's changed.

How's this for a founding myth?

Two kids left in the forest, dressed in animal pelts, raised by a she-wolf — unusual beginnings for what might be the greatest corporation ever: The Roman Empire. Humorist Stanley Bing gives us the history lesson.