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Saving America's Middle Class

That's what both presidential campaigns are talking about. But what kind of help do middle class Americans really need?

Meltdown in Iceland

The financial crisis is going global and the tiny Nordic country is in an economic tailspin. Trading on its stock exchange has been suspended and the Krona has lost half its value against the Euro.

Mexico Under Seige

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has deployed 40,000 soldiers and 5,000 federal police officers to battle the country's powerful drug cartels.

Should Salaries Be Made Public

Some researchers say most of us think we are underpaid and that colleagues are making more money than they actually are. Is salary transparency the solution? We speak to Traci Fenton, founder of WorldBlu, which compiles a list of what it calls the most democratic workplaces.

Politics and Food

Washington analyst and author Chris Fair talks about her new book "Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating States: A Dinner Party Approach to International Relations."

This program aired on October 9, 2008.

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