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Lobbyists demand some respect

May 20, 2010
The American League of Lobbyists is ponying up $25,000 to start a PR campaign. Brett Neely reports.

Mullen approaches military like a business

May 11, 2010
Admiral Mike Mullen is using Facebook and Twitter to tap into the skill set of the young workforce of the military. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Reporter Jeff Chu about the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Kagan nominated to Supreme Court

May 10, 2010
U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan is President Obama's nominee for Supreme Court. John Dimsdale reports.

CalPERS unsure it can keep up with benefits

May 10, 2010
During the financial crisis, CalPERS, California's state retirement system,lost hundreds of millions on complex securities and shaky real estate deals. Now it's not clear how long it can pay out its strong benefits. Jennifer Collins reports.

D.C. stores charging 5 cents to bag it

May 4, 2010
If you're shopping for food in Washington, D.C., you'll now be charged 5 cents every time you need a bag. The money goes to a fund to fish plastic bags from the Anacostia River, and is encouraging the use of reusable bags. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Senators, Wall St. head to fundraiser

May 3, 2010
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and others up for re-election will be heading to a New York fundraiser attended by a lot of Wall Street names. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Obama making picks for Fed board

Apr 29, 2010
President Obama is set to nominate three people to the board of the Federal Reserve. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores his choices with former Fed vice chair Alice Rivlin of the Brookings Institution.

Bankruptcy 'not an option' to help L.A.

Apr 26, 2010
L.A.'s high pension costs are a big budgetary problem for the city, and bankruptcy may be on the horizon. But L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa insists that's not an option. Chris Richard explores why.
Posted In: Retirement

Businesses fret over AZ immigration bill

Apr 23, 2010
Arizona is deciding whether or not to veto the country's toughest immigration bill. Some business leaders worry it force some businesses to leave the state. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Bill may up profile of political sponsors

Apr 14, 2010
Congressional Democrats are introducing a bill that would make companies and unions tell us when they donate money to a political campaign. This could include visibility in on-screen endorsements. John Dimsdale reports.