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Air traffic jam

Alisa Roth | Jun 5, 2006
Today is the deadline for Congress to decide if it wants to intervene in the contract dispute between air traffic controllers and the Federal Aviation Administration. Alisa Roth tells us what's at stake.
Posted In: Washington

New organic rules

Janet Babin | Jun 5, 2006
The government this week issues new rules about what food can be labeled organic. Janet Babin has more.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Indecency fines going up?

Jeff Tyler | Jun 5, 2006
The House is expected to vote on a Senate bill this week to hike indecency fines for broadcasters tenfold. But broadcasters are ready to do battle. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Washington

Bidding for Europe's growing airport business

Stephen Beard | Jun 5, 2006
The battle to take over one of Europe's largest airport operators is lifting off. A large Australian bank has joined a consortium led by Goldman Sachs and is poised to make a bid. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Garcia back on top in Peru

Dan Grech | Jun 5, 2006
Yesterday in Peru, disgraced former president Alan Garcia beat Ollanta Humala, the fiery candidate backed by Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Rents on the rise

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 2, 2006
What you need to know today about rising rents.
Posted In: Housing

Labor-market snapshot not pretty

Scott Tong | Jun 2, 2006
The government's snapshot of the labor market released today wasn't pretty. Employers last month did a whole lot less hiring than expected. It was enough for some economists to use the term "inflection point." Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

NYSE may go from the floor to the chip

Amy Scott | Jun 2, 2006
The Big Board has announced a deal to buy the European exchange Euronext, and it may be cooking up a plan to steer more business away from the trading floor and into electronic transactions. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Preschool ballot measure: Will it be a test?

| Jun 2, 2006
A measure on Tuesday's California ballot calls for state funding of universal preschool. It's controversial. It isn't cheap. And it's being watched closely. Apryl Lundsten reports.

The Plan: We each get $10,000 a year

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 2, 2006
Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid funding adds up to 9% of the US gross domestic product. More than <nobr>$1 trillion</nobr> a year. Some economists say that'll rise to 30% by 2050. Author Charles Murray says he has a better plan <nobr>. . .</nobr> with a capital P.
Posted In: Washington