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Bush to focus on pork-barrel spending

Jan 28, 2008
In his State of the Union address, President Bush will take aim at something very nearly untouchable -- legislative earmarks. But not until next fiscal year. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
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What to do about the economy?

Jan 28, 2008
What do Americans want to hear from tonight's State of the Union address? Steve Henn surveyed commuters near the White House this morning and asked their views on the economy and President Bush's stimulus package.
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Stimulus package is not a done deal

Jan 25, 2008
Leaders of both parties in the House say they're on board with a proposed economic stimulus package worked out with the White House. Despite the bipartisan talk, there are plenty of potential short-circuits left. John Dimsdale reports.
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Stimulus aims to put cash in our pockets

Jan 24, 2008
Americans can expect a hefty tax refund from the I.R.S. this spring, and homebuyers will have an easier time getting home loans if a proposed economic stimulus plan agreed to by the Bush administration and House Democrats is enacted. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Candidates rising, falling with economy

Jan 23, 2008
Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls are suddenly focusing on all things fiscal -- as are many voters. And that could mean good fortune for some candidates and tough times for others. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Huge deficit seen. Does it matter now?

Jan 23, 2008
The Congressional Budget Office has announced the deficit for fiscal 2008 is going to hit almost $220 billion -- not counting war spending or an economic stimulus package. But analysts say there are bigger things to worry about. Danielle Karson reports.
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U.S. mayors dedicated to green

Jan 23, 2008
The housing crisis and sustainability issues are just two arenas this year's U.S. Conference of Mayors will be tackling. Dan Grech reports the mayors are focused on keeping up on climate-change initiatives

Could tax rebates be the answer?

Jan 22, 2008
The Senate is tackling the U.S. economy today, and some analysts are looking into tax rebates to the poor as a solution. Danielle Karson reports even if that were to be enacted, slow delivery could be a problem.
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Liberalized immigration laws benefit all

Jan 21, 2008
In South Carolina, Republican challenger Buddy Witherspoon has launched a TV ad skewering incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham for his immigration policy. Commentator Kerry Howley says the ad's tough tactics will only hinder economic growth in the state.

Will a stimulus really help the economy?

Jan 21, 2008
The debate over a stimulus package will likely intensify this week as Congress puts forth its own proposals. We asked Tom Shapiro of Brandeis University's Institute on Assets and Social Policy to outline the pros and cons.
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