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New welfare rules

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jun 28, 2006
The Bush Administration yesterday released new rules clarifying the types of work recipients of federal welfare assistance can do. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Washington

Airbus turbulence continues

Stephen Beard | Jun 28, 2006
European plane-maker Airbus has some explaining to do. Today the co-CEO at its parent company EADS went before French lawmakers. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada


Amy Scott | Jun 28, 2006
Today, the US Postal Service and competitor UPS are set to announce a deal to work together. UPS will start carrying US mail on its planes as soon as this weekend. Amy Scott reports.

Call center security breach

Scott Jagow | Jun 28, 2006
HSBC said today a call center employee in India was arrested for handing over people's bank information to thieves.Host Scott Jagow talks to David Wells of the Financial Times about just how secure these call centers are — or aren't.
Posted In: Canada

Mr. Paulson goes to Washington

Tess Vigeland | Jun 27, 2006
Henry Paulson brought his Wall Street bonafides to Capitol Hill today. At his Senate confirmation hearing, the nominee for Treasury secretary addressed a wide range of issues, including the bloated federal deficit.
Posted In: Washington

Flood insurance reform

Scott Tong | Jun 27, 2006
Flooding shut down parts of Washington, D.C., today as a hearing on Capitol Hill considered changes to federal flood insurance. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, there's growing consensus the program must be reformed so taxpayers don't get soaked. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Univision finally scores a buyer

Lisa Napoli | Jun 27, 2006
The nation's dominant Spanish-language TV network has been on the block since February. Now a group of private equity companies led by Hollywood mogul Haim Saban is reportedly paying $12.3 billion. Lisa Napoli reports.

Behind the Waterfall Committee investigation

Tess Vigeland | Jun 27, 2006
Host Tess Vigeland talks to investigative reporter Steve Henn about his recent discoveries over Alaska fishing trips lawmakers took with top energy executives.
Posted In: Washington

Can biotech save an old mill town?

| Jun 27, 2006
What happens when a town's only major employer goes under? How do you position yourself for a job in the industry that replaces it? Folks in Kannapolis, N.C., are hoping a new biotech campus will bring the local job market back to life. Simone Orendain reports.

Fed gets transparent on inflation

Amy Scott | Jun 27, 2006
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates another quarter-point on Thursday. Fed officials have made it pretty darn clear they intend to stay tough on inflation. Maybe even a little too clear? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy