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D.C. stores charging 5 cents to bag it

May 4, 2010
If you're shopping for food in Washington, D.C., you'll now be charged 5 cents every time you need a bag. The money goes to a fund to fish plastic bags from the Anacostia River, and is encouraging the use of reusable bags. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Senators, Wall St. head to fundraiser

May 3, 2010
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and others up for re-election will be heading to a New York fundraiser attended by a lot of Wall Street names. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Obama making picks for Fed board

Apr 29, 2010
President Obama is set to nominate three people to the board of the Federal Reserve. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores his choices with former Fed vice chair Alice Rivlin of the Brookings Institution.

Bankruptcy 'not an option' to help L.A.

Apr 26, 2010
L.A.'s high pension costs are a big budgetary problem for the city, and bankruptcy may be on the horizon. But L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa insists that's not an option. Chris Richard explores why.
Posted In: Retirement

Businesses fret over AZ immigration bill

Apr 23, 2010
Arizona is deciding whether or not to veto the country's toughest immigration bill. Some business leaders worry it force some businesses to leave the state. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Bill may up profile of political sponsors

Apr 14, 2010
Congressional Democrats are introducing a bill that would make companies and unions tell us when they donate money to a political campaign. This could include visibility in on-screen endorsements. John Dimsdale reports.

States clamor to be home to Northrop

Apr 9, 2010
Local governments in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. are all pitching to home defense contractor Northrop Grumman's new headquarters as it moves from L.A. But some view the efforts as a waste of money. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Fed looks ahead to an exit strategy

Mar 25, 2010
Normally, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke goes to Capitol Hill to look at his actions during the financial crisis. This time, he's discussing an exit strategy. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely about why we even need an exit strategy.

Can you trust a banker for the Senate?

Mar 24, 2010
Democrat Alexi Giannoulias has been the Illinois state treasurer for the last four years, and now he's gunning for the state's senatorial seat. But his former life as a banker may hurt him in the current political climate. Tony Arnold reports.

Latinos invest in immigration reform

Mar 19, 2010
Latino groups across the nation have been holding fund-raising events to help people get to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the big immigration reform rally. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Immigration