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Treasury market manipulation?

Oct 30, 2006
Government regulators are reportedly looking into possible illegal manipulation of the $4.5 trillion U.S. Treasury bonds market. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Hedge funds leaning blue

Oct 30, 2006
Leading hedge funds have been making major contributions to the Democratic Party heading up to the midterm elections. Amy Scott looks at what's behind the industry's tilt to the left.
Posted In: Wall Street

It's still the economy stupid

Oct 30, 2006
The GOP's strategy of focusing on Iraq and national security seems to be backfiring in the polls. A majority of Americans are now against the war. So perhaps this election isn't about the economy after all? Commentator Benjamin Barber says, yes it is.

Squelching rumors of Chavez ties

Oct 30, 2006
A U.S. voting machine manufacturer has confirmed it's being investigated for alleged ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. But it requested the federal investigation to clear its name, Janet Babin reports.

Insider help nixing insider trading charges?

Oct 26, 2006
Government investigators are looking into allegations that the SEC went too easy on a probe of politically well-connected Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Working the vote

Oct 26, 2006
More and more companies are actively helping their employees register to vote — but they have more than just their civic duty in mind. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Billions for a border fence

Oct 26, 2006
President Bush prepares to sign a 700-mile fence between the U.S. and Mexico into law today. John Dimsdale looks at how much the barrier will cost — and where all that money is going to come from.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Can we end our oil addiction?

Oct 25, 2006
Commentators David Frum and Robert Reich give their respective two cents on the issues that matter most — but probably won't get any air time — in the upcoming midterm elections. This week, alternative energy and foreign oil.

Who's paying for all that campaigning?

Oct 24, 2006
It's two weeks to Election Day and with so many competitive Congressional races up for grabs, it's shaping up to be the most expensive midterm election ever. John Dimsdale looks at who's footing the bill.
Posted In: Washington

Let's up the Social Security tax

Oct 24, 2006
Forget privatization. Writer and commentator Jim Carrier argues that the Social Security withholding tax should be boosted — and invested.

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