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Bring Congress into the Information Age

Feb 28, 2006
In the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal, a lobbying reform bill is being addressed by the Senate Rules Committee tomorrow. The bill would require lawmakers to disclose, on their Web sites, specifics on how they're being wined and dined. Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says there's one more weapon they should add to the arsenal.

Relocation incentives

Feb 28, 2006
Reporter Scott Tong travels to Toledo to preview today's case before the Supreme Court over whether corporate tax breaks as relocation incentives are Constitutional.

The Army and Halliburton

Feb 27, 2006
Although auditors have found that a Halliburton subsidiary overcharged the Armed Forces $263 million, the Army has to decided to reimburse the company for nearly all of the disputed charges. The Army says contractors are not required to perform perfectly to be entitled to reimbursement. Kai speaks with New York Times correspondent James Glanz about the Army's decision.

Stem cell trial

Feb 27, 2006
Today court proceedings begin in the dispute over whether the State of California can spend $3 billion in taxpayer money to fund stem cell research. Rachel Dornhelm has more.
Posted In: Science

Economy's looking up

Feb 27, 2006
Leading economists have gazed deep into their crystal ball and pronounced the view a rosy one. Bob Moon reports that they see the economy surging back in the early part of the year.

New chromium regulations

Feb 27, 2006
Just as federal regulators are preparing new standards for chromium exposures, a new report charges the industry withheld data about chromium's health risks. Sam Eaton looks at the possible financial fallout.
Posted In: Science

Governors rising

Feb 24, 2006
Remember back when President Clinton was going to reform healthcare? Or just a year ago, when President Bush wanted to fix Social Security? It's tough for even the president to get the federal bureaucracy to do anything. Writer and commentator Adrian Wooldridge says this weekend there are some other people we should watch.

Papa don't preach (about the election)

Feb 24, 2006
The Internal Revenue Service has been looking at political activity by churches and charities. The tax man says there's some illegal politicking going on, and that could cost non-profits their tax-exempt status. From Washington, Marketplace's Hilary Wicai reports.

Fannie Mae cleans up

Feb 23, 2006
After regulators accused mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae of manipulating earnings to meet Wall Street expectations, the company commissioned a review of itself. The report says Fannie Mae has cleaned house, and that no one responsible for the fraud remains with the company. Amy Scott has more.

Indecent exposures

Feb 23, 2006
Remember that ill-fated "wardrobe malfunction" a few Super Bowls ago? If it seemed like all the indecency hoopla had calmed down since then... it may be back. The Federal Communications Commission may be about to issue dozens of indecency rulings. Amy Scott reports on what that means for the big networks.

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