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Iraqi Violence Slows Contract Work

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Iraqi Violence Slows Contract Work

Iraqi Violence Slows Contract Work

Iraqi Violence Slows Contract Work

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Two important subcontractors in Iraq have been forced to suspend work on some projects because of security concerns. The suspension could delay repairs at power plants before summer and an expected surge in demand for electricity. Bechtel and Halliburtion, two companies with bigger contracts, said they have curtailed travel by their employees, but that work was continuing on their projects. NPR's Kathleen Schalch reports.

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