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A stamp that would last 'forever'

Feb 26, 2007
U.S. postal regulators will likely recommend another increase in the price of stamps today, to 42 cents.They might also recommend a new kind of stamp that would really stick. Pat Loeb reports.
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Underground fuel tanks need costly repairs

Feb 22, 2007
Underground fuel storage tanks, like those at your corner gas station, are leaking. And the Government Accountability Office says it will cost $12 billion for the clean-up. John Dimsdale reports.
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Golden State raises ante for 2008 campaign

Feb 22, 2007
A California Assembly committee today voted to move up next year's presidential primary from June to February. If signed by the governor, candidates' campaign costs will rise considerably.
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New rules don't cut off power trips

Feb 20, 2007
The House Ethics Committee is set to announce new rules on congressional travel. But Steve Henn reports some newly elected leaders started planning their latest trips before the ink was even dry.
Posted In: Washington
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A tax hike for the rich?

Feb 16, 2007
As Republicans work to win back public favor, there's word today that President Bush may be willing to tax the rich to take the Alternative Minimum Tax burden off the middle class.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington
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Congress trying to save the middle class

Feb 16, 2007
A House committee is holding hearings to figure out why the gap between the wealthy and the middle class just keeps getting wider — and what to do about it.
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Going after waste in defense contracts

Feb 15, 2007
With some tough talk, Senate Democrats introduced legislation today that would tighten rules on defense contractors. Eric Niiler reports.
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Taking another stab at tobacco regulation

Feb 15, 2007
A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduces a bill today that would allow the FDA to regulate tobacco. And anti-smoking activists say past failures might not mean a thing in the new, more liberal Congress.
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California muscles its way into primary season

Feb 14, 2007
Lawmakers are working to move California's presidential primary from June to February to up its influence on the race. The move would have a major impact on the campaign — politically and financially.
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Charging up the immigration debate

Feb 13, 2007
Bank of America is reportedly marketing credit cards to customers without Social Security numbers. The company launched the new program in 51 Los Angeles branches last week and hopes to take it national later this year.
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