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Price checks go to court

Mar 26, 2007
The Supreme Court is deciding whether consumer prices should be set by manufacturers or retailers. As Amy Scott reports, Wall Street's keeping its eye on the case.
Posted In: Wall Street

Back and forth on immigration

Mar 22, 2007
A bipartisan measure to be unveiled in the House today calls for both increased border security and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants — but the Senate appears to be stalled on immigration and that could be a big boost for the status quo.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

What's the alternative to the AMT?

Mar 21, 2007
Lawmakers meet on Capitol Hill on Thursday to search for an alternative to the alternative minimum tax. Getting rid of it won't be easy. The federal treasury depends on it. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

Different party, same game

Mar 20, 2007
Democrats may have given everyone the impression they would change the pay-to-play practices on Capitol Hill. But commentator Jeff Birnbaum says it's the same story as before — maybe worse.
Posted In: Washington

Bank of Wal-Mart?

Mar 15, 2007
Wal-Mart has a pending application to establish an industrial loan company, but the retail giant insists it's not interested in opening retail bank branches. Now there may be evidence that suggests otherwise. . .
Posted In: Washington

Let's keep candidates off Wall Street

Mar 14, 2007
Commentator Robert Reich says as presidential candidates spend less time at coffee klatches and more time talking to investment bankers, the American people are getting short-changed.
Posted In: Wall Street

More and more emergency spending

Mar 12, 2007
Latest emergency spending bill: The White House wants another $100 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Democrats have attached additional dollars for domestic items. But somebody's gotta lose. . .
Posted In: Washington

An accidental vote winner — and loser

Mar 9, 2007
Controversy surrounding Diebold has left its e-voting machines under a cloud of suspicion, but the company is doing quite nicely. Electronic voting is just a small sideline business for Diebold — and one it stumbled onto at that.
Posted In: Science

Democrats move to Plan B on Iraq

Mar 8, 2007
Congressional Democrats have moved to a new plan in their attempt to stop the war in Iraq: A series of deadlines that'll be attached to the president's emergency budget request. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

A sour sugar lobby

Mar 8, 2007
American sugar producers aren't too sweet on this year's farm bill, which contains proposed subsidies being pushed by the candy industry. Stuart Cohen reports.