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Extended Iraq Tours Hurt Small Businesses

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Extended Iraq Tours Hurt Small Businesses

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Extended Iraq Tours Hurt Small Businesses

Extended Iraq Tours Hurt Small Businesses

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The long deployments of National Guard and Army reserve troops in Iraq take a toll on small businesses at home. Some companies were unprepared to have key employees sent overseas when the war began. As tours of duty are extended, these companies have no idea when business will return to normal. NPR's Elaine Korry reports.