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In Budget Crisis, Some Easy Targets For Defense Cuts

The Pentagon and its growing budget is on the supercommittee's radar as it looks to reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion. At half the federal government's budget, it's not hard to see why, so which cuts might bleed the least?
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Are Candidates Selling Their Ideas Or Their Books?

If a candidate has written a book — like Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann — the campaign trail presents many opportunities to promote it. These candidate books are a time-honored tradition: The all-time sales champ is Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope.
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McDonnell Wraps Up India Trade Trip

Gov. Bob McDonnell says Virginia's trade agreements with India could be a boost to the state.

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Toast Sandwich Is Cheap And Easy But Is It Good?

In these hard times, Britain's Royal Academy of Chemistry has come up with the cheapest meal of all: a toast sandwich. They found the recipe in the Victorian bestseller: Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management. It's a piece of toast between two buttered slices of bread and costs 12 cents to make.
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Italy's Government Criticizes Debt Crisis Response

Italy's new Prime Minister Mario Monti has chosen a government and is hoping to win votes of confidence in it from both houses of Parliament. Despite his best efforts to forge ahead, investors remain skeptical. Monti also said he hopes Italy can contribute to the changes being made to the European financial system.
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Why Germany Needs The Eurozone To Be A Success

Economist Nicolas Veron talks to Renee Montagne on why such a strong economic power like Germany would be motivated to be part of the European Union and the eurozone, which has economically weak members such as Greece and Spain. Denmark and the United Kingdom are both part of the EU, but opted out of using the euro.
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Thousands Participate In Occupy Wall Street Protests

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across the country Thursday to mark two months since the Occupy Wall Street movement began. There were mostly peaceful demonstrations in Las Vegas, Washington, D.C. and Portland. There were arrests in Los Angeles and New York, where protesters tried to shut down Wall Street.

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