Feb 22, 2008
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Though the White House has proposed rescue plans for halting the mortgage crisis, analysts still predict more trouble ahead. Kai Ryssdal talks to Sharon Price at the National Housing Conference about what else the government can do.
U.S. government officials are raising the fines for companies hiring illegal immigrants by 25%. But some business owners believe the tougher penalties ignore a fundamental problem. Dan Grech reports.
Microsoft says it will make available about 30,000 pages of once-secret technical information on its products. Lisa Napoli reports on what the company may be hoping to gain by giving out the documentation.
GM, Ford and Chrysler have offered $100,000 buyouts to many of their hourly auto workers. But for some of those employees the money isn't worth the uncertainty of getting another job. Dustin Dwyer reports.
The Democratic Republic of Congo wants to revise mining contracts it considers unfair to the state. Its action is part of a growing trend in which developing countries are seeking better terms for their natural resources. Bob Moon reports.
The U.K. is giving out big tax breaks to British movies in an attempt to boost its film industry. But defining what makes a film British isn't always easy. Stephen Beard reports.
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