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Rousing Senegal from 'European dream'

Sep 21, 2007
Every year, thousands of Senegalese die trying to immigrate to Spain illegally. But the Spanish government is hoping a million-dollar ad campaign will make them think twice about taking the risky voyage.
Posted In: Immigration

Skilled immigrants: 'Deal with us'

Sep 20, 2007
Skilled immigrants unhappy with current immigration policies protested in Washington this week. Scott Jagow talks to economics correspondent Chris Farrell about the need for comprehensive reform.
Posted In: Immigration

Wanted: Pentagon bookkeepers

Sep 18, 2007
With this week's defense authorization bill in the Senate comes the possibility of another half a trillion dollars for non-war Pentagon spending. But Steve Henn reports they're already having trouble keeping track of the books.

SEC down one commissioner

Sep 17, 2007
Democratic SEC commissioner Roel Campos is stepping down this week, leaving the balance of the group tipped towards Republican favor. Jeremy Hobson looks into how this might affect decision-making.
Posted In: Economy

Greenspan begins 'Turbulence' tour

Sep 17, 2007
Alan Greenspan is on tour in support of his memoir, "The Age of Turbulence," in which he describes how he managed market crises over 18 years. But some economists think he may have encouraged the tumultuous ride. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Books, Economy

We were hoping he'd say something . . .

Sep 11, 2007
Fed chief Ben Bernanke spoke to the Bundesbank in Berlin today. We were all ready for a statement, but he uttered not a word about the little financial crisis we're having.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

Syria filters its Iraqi immigration

Sep 10, 2007
The flow of immigrants from Iraq has put a lot of pressure on Syria's economy. And starting today, the country implements a new rule that only allows Iraqi businessmen and academics to enter. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Bush needs help from GOP friends

Sep 7, 2007
Next week, lawmakers will be voting on a wide array of budget bills. Odds are President Bush will veto anything he thinks spends too much or that hints of a tax increase. But to succeed, says commentator Jeff Birnbaum, he'll need a little help from his friends.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

Congress not toying around on imports

Sep 7, 2007
Lawmakers will hold hearings later this month into why so many tainted Chinese imports have been showing up on store shelves. Mattel CEO Bob Eckert and a government agency will be on the hot seat. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Finding big meaning in small trends

Sep 6, 2007
In 1996, pollster Mark Penn highlighted what he thought was an important Democratic constituency: soccer moms. Now, he's got a new book out. He tells Kai Ryssdal of a new trend -- young people minding their knitting.
Posted In: Books

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