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Damage from the Lake Tahoe fire is only a fraction of the growing financial toll of a drought that's gripping much of the nation. And the cost has nowhere to go but up. Sam Eaton reports.
Today was the deadline for oil companies in Venezuela to hand over operations to President Hugo Chavez's government. Scott Jagow spoke with Reuters reporter Brian Ellsworth in Caracas about two U.S.-based companies' refusal to go along.
While most kids are out of school for the summer, school administrators spend the time looking for teachers.And in Texas, bilingual teachers are in particularly short supply. Joy Diaz reports.
The nation's second-largest homebuilder, Lennar Corp., said it lost money for the second-straight quarter. It also expects the housing market to get worse. Economist Christopher Mayer tends to agree.
The House takes up an appropriations bill tomorrow that includes $4.75 million in salaries and expenses for Vice President Cheney. A group of Democrats plans to fight this line item. John Dimsdale reports.
Appliances and furniture in your house contain flame retardants. They can save your home and your life, but they might also pose a health risk. Sasha Aslanian reports.
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