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Sweetening the minimum wage bill

Jan 25, 2007
The Senate took a vote yesterday to send a clear signal: If Democrats want a minimum wage boost, they'll have to give a little sumpin'-sumpin' to small businesses. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Putting a stop to credit card trickery?

Jan 25, 2007
Consumer advocates say the credit card industry hides behind pages and pages of fine print to trick and trap consumers. Now a Senate committee is taking a closer look, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Congress considers 'cap and trade' bills

Jan 24, 2007
Legislation on Capitol Hill would allow companies that clean up their carbon emissions to earn credits and sell them to companies needing more time to cut fossil-fuel use. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Let the ethanol debate begin

Jan 24, 2007
With his sweeping call for a 20 percent reduction in gasoline use, President Bush set into motion a full-scale debate over alternative fuels — and what's really the best path to energy independence.

Time to dump the donkey

Jan 23, 2007
A donkey? Jesse Kalisher says it's about time Democrats updated their logo to something that'll really move the tchotchkes — and the political contributions. He's got an idea for Republicans too . . .

New backdrop for immigration reform

Jan 23, 2007
With Democrats in control of Congress, President Bush is expected to make a renewed push for an immigration policy overhaul. And his guest worker program might have a better shot this time around. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

A briefer, more general State of the Union

Jan 22, 2007
If White House leaks are to be believed, President Bush's speech tomorrow night won't be your average State of the Union Address. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about what to expect.
Posted In: Washington

Migrants as pesos

Jan 19, 2007
For many illegal immigrants coming into America across the U.S.-Mexico border, it's not the first border they've crossed. Dan Grech went to Mexico's southern border to see what a difficult, dangerous place it can be.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

Running out of emergency cash

Jan 19, 2007
Congress is scrambling to save the emergency loan program that helps people hit by natural disasters before victims of recent Midwest ice storms and the California freeze are left out in the cold. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Renewable energy bill ends 100-hours agenda

Jan 18, 2007
House Democrats wrap up their 100-hours agenda today with a vote on a bill that would end subsidies for Big Oil and invest that money in a renewable energy fund. Hillary Wicai reports.
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