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Congress, Fed work out marital issues

Jun 26, 2009
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's meeting on Capitol Hill sounded more like a marital spat than a hearing. But for the Congress-Fed relationship to work, communication is key. Steve Henn reports.

Climate change bill empowers farmers

Jun 26, 2009
A new climate change bill up would pay farmers for practices that keep carbon dioxide in the soil. But some green groups fear putting the Agricultural Department in charge of the program could weaken oversight. Sarah Gardner reports.

Former Fed on future Fed

Jun 24, 2009
Bill Radke talks to John Mason, former senior economist at the Federal Reserve, and gets his reaction to the Fed's meeting and market's response.
Posted In: Wall Street

Lakers parade won't be on L.A.'s tab

Jun 17, 2009
Angelenos were thrilled the Lakers took home the NBA title, but weren't so ecstatic to hear the city wanted to foot the bill. So the city found a group of private investors to pay for it. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Sports

Migrants ride out recession stateside

Jun 15, 2009
With the U.S. in a deep recession, Mexico has been preparing for an influx of returning migrants. But there hasn't been one. Dan Grech reports many Mexican migrants still prefer to ride out the economic storm in the states.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

Report: Conflicts of interest at Pentagon

Jun 10, 2009
Pentagon employees have gotten millions in free travel and lodging from groups with interest in shaping military policy, a study by the Center for Public Integrity has found. Bill Radke talks with the watchdog group's Bill Buzenberg.
Posted In: Travel

Job creation in focus for recovery

Jun 8, 2009
President Obama is promising to deliver 600,000 jobs through his economic recovery plan. Steve Chiotakis talks to Ashley Milne-Tyte about what kinds of jobs this would entail and how stimulus spending affects job creation.

Insurers won't swallow competition pill

Jun 2, 2009
Insurers and drug companies say a government-run health plan would hurt the free market and drive them out of business. Health care reform advocates say that a little competition can be healthy. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Health

Interest groups battle over Sotomayor

May 27, 2009
Supreme Court nomination battles often give rise to big advertising and lots of cable chatter. As Steve Henn reports, that may be because some institutions have a big interest in egging on the fight.

Swine flu yields bad news for farmers

May 26, 2009
Farmers in the Southeast are worried they won't have enough help from seasonal migrant workers due to fallout from the swine flu. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Immigration



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