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Oct 3, 2007

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Polishing a tarnished, subprime image

Oct 3, 2007
Countrywide, the nation's biggest mortgage company, is gearing up for a major public relations campaign to improve its subprime-debacle image. Steve Tripoli reports that Countrywide needs to be careful how it deploys the PR playbook.

Bill would restrict private military firms

Oct 3, 2007
The growing role of private security forces in war zones has exposed a legal gray area that shields them from U.S. or Iraqi laws. But a new House bill would hold them accountable. John Dimsdale reports.

Website puts Target in lawsuit crosshairs

Oct 3, 2007
A new class-action lawsuit alleges Target is breaking state and federal laws because its website isn't accessible to the blind. Sarah Gardner reports.

Toy of the day: iPod Touch

Oct 3, 2007
The latest, hot item from Apple is the iPod Touch -- basically an iPhone with a few things left out. Kevin Pereira from G-4 television talks with Kai Ryssdal about its cool features and high price -- for now.

Road construction paved with problems

Oct 3, 2007
Inefficiencies in the way the road construction industry operates costs the nation billions of dollars. Monica Brady-Myerov reports.

Let's scrap employer-based health care

Oct 3, 2007
General Motors just unloaded billions of dollars in health-care obligations. Commentator Robert Reich thinks G.M.'s a fine example for the rest of the country.

Argentina's inflation raises questions, too

Oct 3, 2007
Rising prices will be a big issue for the next leader of Argentina. Government figures are expected to peg the annual inflation rate at 8%, but many economists say the actual rate is much higher. Rachel Hopkin reports.

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