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Natural gas royalty flap

Mar 1, 2006
The Department of the Interior is expected to tell a Congressional panel today that the government was not short-changed $700 million in gas company royalties, as originally reported. John Dimsdale explains.

Lead paint ruling

Mar 1, 2006
Even though three paint companies were spared punitive damages in a liability case involving lead-based paint in Rhode Island, the companies could still be on the hook for billions of dollars in cleanup costs. Alisa Roth reports.

Bike summit

Mar 1, 2006
Urban planners and others gather today in Washington, DC to figure out how to spend $5 billion to encourage more bike use in congested cities. Dan Konecky reports.

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.

SCOTUS roundup

Feb 28, 2006
The Supreme Court is hearing myriad cases this week, including one affecting campaign finance laws, one that relates to price fixing, and one on anti-abortion groups. Hillary Wicai has a roundup of all the cases.

SCOTUS on corporate subsidies

Feb 28, 2006
Today the Supreme Court hears a case that challenges big tax breaks given to companies designed to lure them away from competing states. Scott Tong explains the case, and the potential impacts of the court's decision.

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.
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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.

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