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Lobbyist in the White House

Steve Henn | Jun 27, 2007
It's hard to spin the revolving door faster than Ed Gillespie, who starts today as counselor to President Bush. A controversial choice, he's helped build one of Washington's largest lobbying firms while jumping into and out of government jobs. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

CAFE debate spills over to House

Rachel Dornhelm | Jun 27, 2007
The Senate last week passed an energy bill which would up the minimum fuel economy standards for automakers to a fleetwide average of 35 mpg. The auto industry hopes to remove that requirement in the House this week. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Auto

Exxon chief attacks Senate energy bill

| Jun 27, 2007
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson told the Financial Times that the energy reform currently passing through Congress "almost defies any sense of logical or rational thinking." The FT's Ed Crooks tells us more.
Posted In: Washington

China food crackdown may lack bite

Lisa Napoli and Scott Tong | Jun 27, 2007
The Chinese government shuttered 180 factories today after inspectors found industrial chemicals in food products. It sounds like a step in the right direction, but with 750,000 food processing plants, safety enforcement is no easy task. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

How the Journal could change

| Jun 27, 2007
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch isn't likely to sweeten his $5 billion bid to the Bancroft family. Staci Kramer of says the Wall Street Journal newspaper was headed for big changes anyway.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

More bad signs in the housing market

Scott Jagow | Jun 26, 2007
The nation's second-largest homebuilder, Lennar Corp., said it lost money for the second-straight quarter. It also expects the housing market to get worse. Economist Christopher Mayer tends to agree.
Posted In: Housing

Drought costs are just getting started

Sam Eaton | Jun 26, 2007
Damage from the Lake Tahoe fire is only a fraction of the growing financial toll of a drought that's gripping much of the nation. And the cost has nowhere to go but up. Sam Eaton reports.

Dems seek to withhold Cheney funding

John Dimsdale | Jun 26, 2007
The House takes up an appropriations bill tomorrow that includes $4.75 million in salaries and expenses for Vice President Cheney. A group of Democrats plans to fight this line item. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Oil companies say no to Venezuela

Scott Jagow | Jun 26, 2007
Today was the deadline for oil companies in Venezuela to hand over operations to President Hugo Chavez's government. Scott Jagow spoke with Reuters reporter Brian Ellsworth in Caracas about two U.S.-based companies' refusal to go along.

Wanted: Bilingual teachers

| Jun 26, 2007
While most kids are out of school for the summer, school administrators spend the time looking for teachers.And in Texas, bilingual teachers are in particularly short supply. Joy Diaz reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs