SUV’s — The larger SUV became hugely popular in the 1990′s. Gas was cheap, the economy was good and everybody wanted and SUV. Though things have changed over the last few years with the sky-high gas prices and the economy in the tank, many people still have the need for a seven passenger vehicle. Most of them can get in around 20 MPG city/highway combined, which is not terribly awful.
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“It’s the worst I’ve seen in any situation in the world.”
U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres about the current aid crisis in Somalia.
(A malnourished child is one of the residents at an internally displaced camp in Somalia. Photo by S. Modola/UNHCR.)
In an interview with Judy Woodruff on Monday afternoon, Herman Cain said allegations that he sexually harassed two women were “baffling” and, that in his opinion, his behavior had not been inappropriate.
In this clip, Cain describes an instance of standing next to one woman, who made a formal charge, and compared her height to that of his wife.
Research suggests that anywhere from six to 100 U.S. airline passengers each year could get cancer from the machines. Still, the TSA has repeatedly defined the scanners as “safe,” glossing over the accepted scientific view that even low doses of ionizing radiation — the kind beamed directly at the body by the X-ray scanners — increase the risk of cancer.
U.S. Government Glossed Over Cancer Concerns As It Rolled Out Airport X-Ray Scanners via ProPublica/PBS NewsHour
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As part of PBS Need to Know’s ongoing series on the hardships of unemployment, “Help Wanted,” they want to hear from you.
They’re soliciting stories of economic hardship for the “Help Wanted” series both on the web and on air.
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It’s the new normal: Filling up half the tank, foregoing doctor’s appointments, skimping on groceries. Americans — who for well over a century have been the consumer engine of the world’s economy, accustomed to a high standard of living — are feeling the pain of the economic downturn in their…
Painkillers now cause more deaths in America than cocaine and heroin combined.
There’s one candidate, Gov. Perry, who still hasn’t put out an economic plan, no tax proposals, no regulatory proposals, no economic plan to get America working again. He’s been in the race for several weeks, so he’s following his own calendar. I think [it] may be time to hear from him on an important issue like that.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney sat down with Judy Woodruff and discussed the war in Afghanistan, his GOP rivals and how he would get more Americans back to work.