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Tax recommendation reaction

| Nov 2, 2005
President Bush's tax reform panel has released it recommendations, and now comes the parsing. As Janet Babin reports, many businesses are none too enthusiastic about the proposals.

Building on Brownfields

Sam Eaton | Nov 2, 2005
EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson is expected to announce new rules today establishing clear standards for environmental assessment of contaminated sites. Sam Eaton reports.

German reform hits a snag

Stephen Beard | Nov 2, 2005
The new coalition government in Germany has begun to collapse even before it has been sworn in. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.

A poor grapefruit outlook

| Nov 2, 2005
Hurricane Wilma devastated more than half of Florida's grapefruit crop. Robin Sussingham looks at what the damage will likely mean for consumers.

Tax reform hits the fan

Scott Tong | Nov 1, 2005
Today the President's tax reform panel formally issued its recommendations. Their goal was to make the tax code simpler and more fair. <a href="">Scott Tong</a> looks to see if it will be.
Posted In: Washington

Bush decides to be prepared for bird flu

Helen Palmer | Nov 1, 2005
At the White House this morning the President rolled out his plan to protect the country from a bird flu pandemic. <a href="">Helen Palmer</a> reports from the Marketplace Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health, Washington

The cost of preventing bird flu

| Nov 1, 2005
The president wants to spend $7.1 billion of the people's money to guard against avian flu. But medical historian and commentator Howard Markel wonders whether it's being spent wisely.

Destination ANWR

Amy Scott | Nov 1, 2005
Congress is in the midst of its budget reconciliation. Being debated today: cutting $39 billion from Medicaid and student loans programs, and opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. <a href="">Amy Scott</a> reports.
Posted In: Washington

Keeping warm vs. global warming

Mitchell Hartman | Nov 1, 2005
Oil and natural gas prices fell today; crude's down near $59 a barrel. But as <a href="">Mitchell Hartman</a> reports from Portland, Oregon, even the best of intentions can have unintended consequences.

Wal-Mart gets pre-warning warning

| Nov 1, 2005
The Labor Department got some serious grief from its own inspector general this week for giving Wal-Mart a heads-up before coming to investigate. <a href="">Cheryl Glaser</a> fills us in.
Posted In: Washington