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Study puts cities' best feet forward

Dec 4, 2007
If you live in Washington, D.C.; Boston or San Francisco, you're in the top three walkable urban areas of the country, according to ranking from The Brookings Institution published today. And as the report's author Chris Leininger tells Kai Ryssdal, consumers want to walk -- even in L.A.
Posted In: Travel, Washington

Iraqi refugees returning, but to what?

Nov 30, 2007
Tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees are estimated to have returned home. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Syria says hundreds of Iraqis are leaving every day. Kai Ryssdal talks with the agency's Sybella Wilkes in Damascus.
Posted In: Immigration

Disclosing lobby money going too far?

Nov 30, 2007
Companies and groups that give more than $5,000 to lobbying efforts must now disclose their support, according to a new rule in Congress. Jeremy Hobson reports some trade groups don't like the bill, and are trying to reverse it.

SEC blocks shareholder-rights effort

Nov 28, 2007
The Securities and Exchange Commission has thrown cold water on an attempt by shareholder-rights advocates to make it easier to nominate their own candidates to corporate boards of directors. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

On the road to new fuel economy rules?

Nov 28, 2007
Congress is close to requiring higher fuel economy standards. They would be tucked into a huge energy package, which could come to a vote as early as next week. Sam Eaton reports.

Definition of 'organic fish' is murky

Nov 27, 2007
If a farm-raised fish is fed ground-up wild fish, can it be labeled organic? A public meeting in Washington will decide today. Nancy Marshall Genzer looks into what the fish might be eating.

INS plans to speed Cuban immigration

Nov 23, 2007
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has launched new measures to speed up the immigration process for Cubans. At the same time, the U.S. government is already dealing with a huge backlog of pending cases. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration

U.S. weighs in on Australian elections

Nov 23, 2007
Australian Prime Minister John Howard could lose re-election in this weekend's national elections. Eleanor Bell reports on factors involved, including the subprime mortgage crisis and the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Economy

FEC changes rules on campaign ads

Nov 21, 2007
The Federal Election Commission issued new rules for what unions and corporations can put into supportive campaign ads. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports some think this could give a green light to attack ads.

Bush offers plans to ease air-travel woes

Nov 15, 2007
President Bush today announced plans intended to make Thanksgiving air travel go more smoothly. He also proposed longer-term regulatory changes to make sure passengers are treated more fairly by the airlines. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Travel