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Businesses watch new Supreme Court session

Oct 2, 2006
A large number of the cases on the Supreme Court's 2006-07 docket have deep implications for businesses. And that has many gearing up for a fight. Sam Eaton reports.
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Wildfires burn through government coffers

Oct 2, 2006
This year, wildfires have burned over 9 million acres, mostly in the West. Now the bill for fighting those fires is coming due. Austin Jenkins has more.
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For senators, pride goeth before the fall election

Sep 29, 2006
Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says he's skeptical that members of the Senate will open their campaign finances to scrutiny on the Internet — though they have no problem requiring it for others.
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Who's responsible at HP?

Sep 29, 2006
Former chairwoman Patricia Dunn says she didn't know HP's leak investigation employed potentially illegal methods. CEO Mark Hurd says he didn't know about the pretexting. But Congress wants to hold someone accountable.
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Some pork with your spending bill?

Sep 29, 2006
Even though Congress passed new rules on earmarks, the $447 billion defense budget expected to pass today is full of anonymous pet spending projects. Amy Scott reports.
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HP drama unfolds on Capitol Hill

Sep 28, 2006
Hewlett-Packard execs reported to Washington today for a Congressional hearing into the company's pretexting scandal. We take a look at the day's events and the legality — or illegality — of the practice that's caused the stir.
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HP soap opera moves to Capitol Hill

Sep 28, 2006
The Hewlett-Packard pretexting scandal will continue to play out in Washington today. A House panel plans to grill company leaders about the practice. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
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Marketing to kids might get harder

Sep 28, 2006
The FCC is looking into whether there's a link between the growing childhood obesity problem in the U.S. and marketing aimed at kids. And that's making some advertisers and broadcasters uneasy, Lisa Napoli reports.
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House passes record defense spending bill

Sep 27, 2006
The House passed a record $448 billion in defense spending last night. The measure is expected to be passed by the Senate as soon as today. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
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Oil-price conspiracy theories flow

Sep 25, 2006
As Republican candidates talk up falling gas prices, a USA Today poll finds 42% of respondents believe the Bush administration "deliberately manipulated the price of gasoline" heading into fall elections. Bob Moon reports.

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