03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Carnival Cruise Lines Making 50% More Than Usual Housing Katrina Victims...

Cruise ships being used as temporary housing on the Gulf Coast are likely yielding a larger profit than Carnival Cruise Lines, their owner, has let on, a Democratic congressman charged Thursday.

Rep. Henry Waxman of California said an internal financial review from the cruise company suggests that the $236 million government contract is nearly 50% more than the company would be earning if its ships were engaged in normal cruising.

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