Jun 7, 2007

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Airlines get pension relief from Iraq spending bill

Jun 7, 2007
In the $120-billion Iraq war spending bill President Bush signed two weeks ago, amendments were slipped in that give financial breaks to two airlines. A couple of senators want to know how they got in there. John Dimsdale reports.

Mortgage fraud's costs go beyond the loan

Jun 7, 2007
Widespread mortgage fraud has completely skewed home prices in some neighborhoods and raised questions about the late days of the housing boom. Mhari Saito reports.

A G-8 agreement on climate change? Well...

Jun 7, 2007
At the G-8 Summit, President Bush made it clear he wouldn't go for a climate-change agreement. So it was curious today when word came of . . . an agreement. One that calls for big cuts in greenhouse gases. Sam…

Shopping via satellite

Jun 7, 2007
Sprint has launched a new service that will let cell-phone users shop with the help of GPS technology. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Britain has its health care problems, too

Jun 7, 2007
Britain's National Health Service is plagued by patient complaints of poor-quality care and long waits for some procedures. The problems have prompted calls for the NHS to lower its sights. Stephen Beard reports.

How do you bribe a billionaire?

Jun 7, 2007
Prince Bandar bin Sultan, former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. and close friend of the Bush family, is facing allegations of taking billions of dollars in kickbacks from a British arms dealer. Steve Henn reports.

Don't confuse China with its neighbors

Jun 7, 2007
Beijing's currency manipulation has prompted calls in Congress for protectionist legislation against China and other Asian nations. But commentator Adam Posen says lawmakers could hurt Americans with a response that's too broad.

Baseball hopes TV draft will be a hit

Jun 7, 2007
Major League Baseball's draft has never been a big deal. But now it's on TV. Will that turn it into something bigger? Our business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad shares her thoughts with Kai Ryssdal.

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