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Dems increase interest in student loan changes

Apr 18, 2007
Key Democratic congressional leaders are demanding that the Department of Education make immediate changes to the federal student loan program. Steve Henn reports.

U.S. needs a prescription for gun control

Apr 18, 2007
When a seriously depressed person requires an antidepressant, he needs a doctor's permission. If a person wants to buy a gun, he needs only two forms of ID. Commentator Robert Reich has some thoughts about that.

Last-minute online filers tax servers

Apr 18, 2007
Tax filers using Turbo Tax and other software flooded computer servers Tuesday night, causing some customers to miss the midnight deadline. Our John Dimsdale shares the details with host Tess Vigeland.
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Ponying up more for Clear Channel

Apr 18, 2007
At the last minute, two private equity firms have upped their offer for Clear Channel Communications. Will the higher amount satisfy the media giant's shareholders? Lisa Napoli reports.

Medicare drug bill stalls

Apr 18, 2007
A bill to allow Medicare to negotiate cheaper drug prices failed in the Senate today, as Democrats couldn't muster enough votes to break a Republican filibuster. Helen Palmer reports.

When there's less white on the Green Mountain State

Apr 18, 2007
Vermont has long relied on winter tourism to bolster its economy. But with less snow and warmer weather this past season, businesses are considering other options. Jane Lindholm reports.

Drought, debt claim India's farmers

Apr 18, 2007
Monsoons provide critical moisture for India's farms. But they've become less and less reliable. And that's driving some farmers to take desperate measures. Miranda Kennedy reports.