- Newsmaker: IMF Package May Not Solve Argentina's Economic Woes - The International Monetary Fund has decided to extend aid to Argentina with the promise of more if it can get its house in order. But, as we hear from La Naci-n's Mart-n Kanenguiser, this short term assistance is not likely to ensure long term recovery for the country that's now suffering through its fourth year of recession.
- Reporter's Notebook: Fifth Anniversary of Welfare Reform - With landmark welfare reform now five years old, there's still debate over how well those forced off welfare and into the work force are faring. We get contradictory views from a reform critic and a Bush administration official on the program's success, especially during the nation's current economic downturn.
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