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Mar 29, 2007

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Income disparity may not hit home everywhere

Mar 29, 2007
A family reunion in Oklahoma not too long ago made commentator Amelia Tyagi realize that whether you think the middle class is getting squeezed depends on where you live.

House budget resolution has some unknowns

Mar 29, 2007
The House passed its 2008 budget resolution today with boosts in spending for education, health care and national security. Oh, and a $50 billion question mark. Hillary Wicai reports.

Satellite TV's coming to the minivan

Mar 29, 2007
Chrysler has struck a deal with Sirius to offer kid-friendly channels like Disney and Nicklodeon on some of its 2008 models. Why would two struggling companies make such a deal? Helen Palmer reports.

'Fired' looks at getting canned

Mar 29, 2007
Thousands of people get fired from their jobs every day. There's a new documentary on Showtime tonight about the experience of getting the heave-ho. John Brady has a review.

Nail polish maker to remove chemical

Mar 29, 2007
A company named OPI, one of the world's largest makers of nail polish, says it's removing chemicals that could be harmful. Jeff Tyler headed out to a salon to file this report.

New Orleans life not even a little easy

Mar 29, 2007
Many New Orleans residents left for good after Hurricane Katrina, but some people are settling there for the first time — like Melanie Peeples, who gave us a first-person look and the struggles — and joys.

Assessing the divide between rich and poor

Mar 29, 2007
President Bush and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke recently addressed the nation's wage and income disparities. Steve Tripoli reports on some new analysis that shows those gaps are widening.

Swimming championships hardly make a splash

Mar 29, 2007
Swimmers get plenty of attention during the Olympics but, otherwise, the sport suffers from four-year dry spells. Our business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad's been watching coverage of the World Swimming Championships.