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President Obama made the case for his health care overhaul to a fairly skeptical audience -- conservative talk-radio listeners. He tried to calm fears that he's seeking a "government takeover" of health care. Joel Rose reports.
Iceland's parliament is set to vote on a plan to repay more than $5 billion that British and Dutch savers lost in an Icelandic bank's failure last fall. Many of the country's citizens aren't happy about it. Stephen Beard reports.
The reality TV show "Project Runway" moves to the Lifetime channel after a nasty court battle that freed it from NBC-Universal's Bravo channel. Bob Moon reports on whether the big price Lifetime is paying for the show is a winning strategy.
As the recession drags on, more businesses are trying to cut costs by cutting or freezing salaries, or by requiring some employees to take temporary unpaid leaves. Monica Brady-Myerov reports on how some of those affected are adapting.
Las Vegas was one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. But when the housing bubble burst, so did its economy. Host Tess Vigeland talks with Joel Stein, who wrote about Sin City's troubles for Time magazine's cover story this week.