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Harvard study: Iraq/Afghan war tab $4T-$6T

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will cost taxpayers between $4 trillion and $6 trillion, a study by a Harvard researcher said.

Commentary: Capitalism Kaput?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The global economic slowdown has triggered think tank debates about the future of laissez-faire capitalism, which French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pronounced "finished." The current system of international power is no longer an accurate reflection of current realities, let alone future ones.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

U.S. Iraq war costs could top $3 trillion

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- The United States' total cost for the war in Iraq will reach $3 trillion, the authors of a new book on the subject say.

Veterans disability system strained

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- The disability system for U.S. veterans is backed up and likely to get worse as more veterans from the current military operations in the Middle East apply.

Vets' long-term care will be costly

BOSTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Caring for U.S. veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan could cost $662 billion over 40 years, a researcher at Boston's Harvard University said.

Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

The recent barrage of congressional and media criticism directed at President Bush for his handling of the widening corporate financial scandal has failed to damage his popularity, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. The survey finds Bush's job
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International
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