May 10, 2007

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You're not buying like you were last year

May 10, 2007
Retail sales numbers out today were some of the worst ever recorded. Major retailers reported a 2.3 percent decline over last year. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on gas prices and the rest of the usual suspects.

Finding a place for Iraq refugees

May 10, 2007
The United Nations estimates more than 4 million Iraqis have been displaced by the war so far. Just a handful have been allowed to come to the United States. Some in Congress would like to change that. John Dimsdale reports.

Oxycontin maker admits lying about risks

May 10, 2007
The maker of the powerful painkiller Oxycontin and three of its top executives admit they lied about the drug's addiction risks. As a result, they'll pay a total of $600 million in fines. Helen Palmer reports.

Who's served by food producers' tough stance?

May 10, 2007
U.S. food producers say they are all in favor of taking a tougher tone with their foreign counterparts. Steve Tripoli reports on whether their motives are entirely unadulterated.

'The Price of Liberty'

May 10, 2007
In a new book about how America pays for war, Goldman Sachs Vice Chairman Robert Hormats claims Congress and the White House are sidestepping their obligations to pay back their debts. He talked with Kai Ryssdal.

The market's the problem with health care

May 10, 2007
Some Fortune 500 CEOs this week announced a coalition to push for health care reform. But commentator Jamie Court says what they're really seeking is a government bailout of insurers and drug companies.

When finding a job just doesn't compute

May 10, 2007
What does America do about workers who find themselves out of a job but don't have the computer skills necessary to find work in the knowledge economy? Hillary Wicai reports on one effort in North Carolina.

Blair's legacy claim could be more economical

May 10, 2007
British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he considers his handling of the British economy to have been one of his major successes during his 10 years in office. As Blair prepares to step down, Stephen Beard takes a look back.

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