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U-T Sale, Iraq War Anniversary, Internet Scams

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Aired 4/20/09

Newspapers all over the nation are dealing with financial problems that are forcing some to shut down their print operations. Our local paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune, has seen a decline in advertising revenue just like all the rest. Despite the bad news about the newspaper industry, Beverly Hills firm Platinum Equity agreed to buy the Union-Tribune earlier this week. What's Platinum Equity's plan for the paper? How will the sale of the Union-Tribune affect the daily content provided by the paper?

Plus, six years ago this week, the United States launched its invasion of Iraq. Is the world a safer place now than it was six years ago? How is the United States approach to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan different now under President Barack Obama?

And, anyone who's looked at their e-mail inbox lately knows the number of scams on the internet is growing faster than our spam filters can keep up with. What's causing the explosion of internet fraud? What can people do to protect themselves from becoming the next victim of an online scam?
 

 

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