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Senate agrees on immigration plan (Sorry, Emma)

John Dimsdale | May 17, 2007
Forget about the tired, the poor, the huddled masses. . . If a new Senate proposal becomes law, immigrants will need a tip-top resume and bankable skills to come to this country. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

OK, Ben, but Greenspan said . . .

Steve Tripoli | May 17, 2007
Part of Ben Bernanke's job now involves hearing the differing views of his predecessor. Steve Tripoli looks at whether the Fed chief could be a little irked by the attention Alan Greenspan's attracting.

World Bank will change after Wolfowitz

Kai Ryssdal | May 17, 2007
The World Bank has announced that President Paul Wolfowitz is resigning. Kai Ryssdal spoke with Krishna Guha at the Financial Times about the organization's future — whoever is in charge.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Reaganomics is dead . . . in America

| May 17, 2007
With congressional Democrats preparing legislation to raise federal tax rates, commentator Stephen Moore says The Gipper's economic philosophy no longer holds sway in Washington. But in the rest of the <nobr>world . . .</nobr>
Posted In: Economy

'Upfronts' showcase TV's changes, dilemmas

Kai Ryssdal | May 17, 2007
The upfronts, where TV execs go before advertisers to pitch their new line-ups, keep getting bigger and more important. TV critic Aaron Barnhart talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changes he's seeing.
Posted In: Entertainment

Candidates try to enter a younger space online

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 17, 2007
Presidential candidates are focusing on social networking websites like MySpace to reach younger voters. How are they doing? Youth Radio's Alana Germany checked it out.

Double-wide trouble for mobile-home owners

Sam Eaton | May 17, 2007
Rising land values are putting the squeeze on trailer parks. In Washington state so many have closed it's turned into a full-blown housing crisis. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Housing

Low-income lending makes poverty worse

Scott Jagow | May 17, 2007
The credit industry has been allowed to aggressively pursue low-income borrowers and that's made a bad situation worse for many poor Americans. Chris Farrell says federal regulators are overdue to step in and stop the cycle of abuse.
Posted In: Housing

It's not on the menu, but...

| May 17, 2007
We'll take ours protein-style. It isn't hard to find regulars at some well-known fast-food restaurants ordering "secret" menu items. And allowing this off-the-menu behavior can be a very smart business move, Pat Loeb reports.

Lexus ups the ante in hybrid car market

Janet Babin | May 17, 2007
Toyota is betting big on the future of the hybrid vehicle market with a super-deluxe luxury Lexus model, available in the U.S. sometime this summer. It's part of a growing "green" trend in the auto industry. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Auto