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Jun 26, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Drought costs are just getting started

Jun 26, 2007
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.

Oil companies say no to Venezuela

Jun 26, 2007
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.

So, what do you think?

Jun 26, 2007
Scott Jagow takes a look at some of the notes and comments we've received recently from listeners.

Wanted: Bilingual teachers

Jun 26, 2007
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.

More help for Scott's mom

Jun 26, 2007
A new magazine debuted today devoted to the $7 billion business of getting organized. When Scott Jagow heard about this, only one person came to mind: His mom.

More bad signs in the housing market

Jun 26, 2007
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.

Dems seek to withhold Cheney funding

Jun 26, 2007
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.

Fire retardants in your home and body

Jun 26, 2007
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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