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Season 41 Episode 21

February 15, 2009 Buy American; Whistle Blower; Taliban Power

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Feb 15, 2009 on CBS
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February 15, 2009 Buy American; Whistle Blower; Taliban Power
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February 15, 2009 Buy American; Whistle Blower; Taliban Power Lesley Stahl examines the new "Buy American" clause pushed for public works funded by the stimulus money. Dan DiMicco, CEO of the nation's largest steelmaker thinks it's a great idea. The head of Caterpillar, on the other hand, believes retaliation by other countries could spur them to push their own "Buy Europe" or "Buy China" clauses and end up hurting the American economy even more. In our next story, Scott Pelley with Paul Bishop, a whistle blower from World Savings where he was let go rather than taken seriously after trying to expose the bad mortgage market. Finally, Steve Kroft in Pakistan. How strong has the Taliban gotten ? And what might they do if they take over Pakistan and the hundred nuclear bombs there?moreless

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