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Tallying up the cost of more troops

President Bush has suggested increasing the numbers of active-duty troops in the military. We take a look at what that might cost. Kai Ryssdal talks with defense expert Gordon Adams.
Posted In: Washington

There's a war on. Fund it right.

Commentator Newt Gingrich says that six years into the battle against radical Islamists and brutal dictators we're still funding the effort as if we were in peacetime.

Government scraps anthrax vaccine contract

VaxGen fails to meet deadlines and loses $900 million deal with the U.S. And, it's not just the vaccine that's in trouble but the whole bio-defense program it's part of, Project Bioshield. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Now, it just might pay to blow the whistle

President Bush signed a big tax and trade bill today. Part of it made blowing the whistle on tax cheats far more profitable. Easier too. Steve Tripoli has the story.
Posted In: Taxes, Wall Street

Morgan Stanley's rotten excuse

Regulators accuse the investment banker of withholding e-mails from clients who brought complaints against the firm. But it's the company's excuse that's really got people mad. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Family-leave laws spur rise in complaints

A new area of anti-discrimination cases has arisen suddenly, and employers and their attorneys are looking for ways to understand the law and train their managers. Hillary Wicai reports.

Where the 'jet-set gypsies' sleep

Rico Gagliano spent the night with travelers for whom rock-bottom cheap is the bottom line.
Posted In: Canada, Travel