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Hunger report

Hilary Wicai | Feb 23, 2006
A report out today says that 25 million Americans use some kind of food assistance, up 8% from 2001. From the Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Lead paint verdict

Sam Eaton | Feb 23, 2006
A Rhode Island jury has found three makers of lead-based paint liable for millions of dollars in cleanup costs. As Sam Eaton reports from the Sustainability Desk, the verdict opens up the possibility that other states will follow suit.
Posted In: Health

Union vacation

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 23, 2006
The nation's largest public employees union has launched a novel program to recruit union organizers: Convince college students to spend spring break training in Detroit, Albany, or Oakland. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Fox's mini-network

Janet Babin | Feb 23, 2006
Fox's parent company, News Corporation, is launching a new mini-network on TV stations leftover from the UPN/WB merger. Janet Babin has the details.

Wall Street Journal restructuring

| Feb 23, 2006
While print publications and the Internet seem like two media at odds, Dow Jones doesn't think so. It's announced it will be joining the print and online versions of the Wall Street Journal into one business unit. Curt Nickisch has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

China's New Deal

Jocelyn Ford | Feb 23, 2006
China says it will lay out its own version of the New Deal at a high level summit next week. But wait - the country isn't dealing with the poverty of the Great Depression. So why copy depression-era policies? What's happening is that Beijing is concerned with the 700 million farmers who are getting left behind by country's boom.And they're increasingly taking to the streets. From Beijing, Jocelyn Ford reports.

Many ports in a storm

Stephen Beard | Feb 23, 2006
The political storm over US port management reaches the inside halls of Capitol Hill today. The Bush Administration will brief a key Senate panel on the issue. The White House says it obtained extra security commitments from the Arab company that's planning to take control of terminals at a handful of US ports. The ports are currently run by a British firm that's being taken over by the Dubai-based port operator DP World. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Indecent exposures

Amy Scott | Feb 23, 2006
Remember that ill-fated "wardrobe malfunction" a few Super Bowls ago? If it seemed like all the indecency hoopla had calmed down since then... it may be back. The Federal Communications Commission may be about to issue dozens of indecency rulings. Amy Scott reports on what that means for the big networks.

The trials of CFIUS

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 22, 2006
President Bush was not informed about an Arab company's plan to purchase a British port operator. That news today has more lawmakers questioning the deal which would put operations of 8 US ports in the hands of Dubai Ports World. Kai speaks to foreign investment expert David Marchick about the government process such deals have to go through.
Posted In: Canada

Alaska's new pipeline

Amy Scott | Feb 22, 2006
The state of Alaska reached a deal yesterday to build a long-sought natural gas pipeline. After a year of negotiations, Exxon Mobil, BP, and Conoco Phillips agreed to pay a 20% tax on their revenues in Alaska if the deal goes forward. Amy Scott reports.