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Governors challenge port sale

Feb 21, 2006
Some high-ranking Republicans are fighting a deal that would transfer some US port operations to a company owned by the government of the United Arab Emirates. But this isn't a left v. right fight. It was the Bush Administration that originally approved the deal last week. Now the governors of New York and Maryland are threatening legal action. Amy Scott tells us what they're trying to do.

Clean Water Act challenged

Feb 21, 2006
The Supreme Court hears arguments today in a case brought by developers looking to limit the reach of the Clean Water Act. Scott Tong reports.

Bush's push for renewable energy

Feb 21, 2006
President Bush visits the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado today to tout his alternative energy agenda. But as Sam Eaton reports, questions remain over whether the nation's top renewable research facility will face budget cuts.

Oldies but goodies

Feb 20, 2006
The US Chamber of Commerce and other business groups plan to join forces this week to encourage businesses to hire more people in their 50s. Janet Babin has more.

Presidents Day

Feb 17, 2006
Presidents Day weekend starts today. Commentator Jeff Steinbrink argues that the holiday is all about the presidents in your wallet, not those in the history books.

Forgotten suburbs

Feb 16, 2006
The residential communities that first sprang up around urban centers are often neglected in terms of redevelopment funding and planning, according a new report out. Scott Tong has the details.

Flood insurance going under?

Feb 16, 2006
Congress, for the third time, has allowed the federal flood insurance program to increase borrowing to pay claims associated with Hurricane Katrina. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Union campaign

Feb 15, 2006
Today Change to Win, the group of unions that broke away from the AFL-CIO, is launching its year-long effort to turn low-wage hotel jobs into middle class jobs. Some labor analysts say the campaign has the potential to make a big splash. Hillary Wicai reports.

Gulf Coast rebuilding

Feb 15, 2006
While a Senate committee prepares for hearings today into how to rebuild the Gulf Coast, commentator Robert Reich argues that the government needs to lend a helping hand, not a bailout.

Privacy is as privacy does...

Feb 15, 2006
US Internet companies go before the House International Relations Committee today to answer questions about their involvement in Chinese censorship and political repression. Alisa Roth reports on whether the disclosures of cooperation could trigger a consumer backlash against the companies.

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