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Iraq service puts strain on jobs at home

As the war in Iraq continues, military reservists are being deployed multiple times. The extended periods spent away from home leave many of them struggling to find work in the civilian sector. Danielle Karson reports.

A health-care solution: Get in shape!

Recent reports have called attention to Americans' serious problems with obesity -- from kids to the elderly. Commentator David Frum says that for the sake of our health-care system, it's time for us to get on the treadmill.
Posted In: Health

Mexico offers 3-for-1 on ex-pats' money

Mexicans living abroad are expected to send home more than $25 billion this year. Most of that will go to their families. But communities benefit, too, thanks to a matching program with a twist. Joy Diaz reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Latin America commitment lagging

During the 2000 campaign George Bush promised to make Latin America a fundamental commitment of his presidency. In his new book, Andres Oppenheimer of The Miami Herald says that commitment's been honored mostly in the breach. He talked with Kai Ryssdal.

Congress, Bush draw fiscal battle lines

Congress is poised for its first override of a President Bush veto. It concerns a $23 billion bill for flood control and environmental restoration projects around the country. John Dimsdale reports the stage is now set for a political fight over fiscal responsibility.

The full price of $100-per-barrel oil?

It's generally accepted that oil prices are going to reach $100 a barrel one of these days. Jeff Tyler reports on just how painful that might be, both here and abroad.
Posted In: Economy

Wall Street sinks on bad economic news

Recent market euphoria gave way today to worries over the ever-deepening subprime credit crisis, the weakening dollar and record oil prices. Bob Moon looks into what happens if investors overdose on the negatives.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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