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A big honkin' settlement for AIG

Jan 13, 2006
Last May, the New York Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the insurance giant AIG, accusing AIG of fudging its accounting to make its results look better than they were. Now, a settlement may be in the works. Alisa Roth tells us how more than $1 billion may wipe the slate clean.
Posted In: Wall Street

The crowded race for majority leader

Jan 13, 2006
The field of Representatives vying for Tom Delay's old job as House majority leader grew today. Arizona Rep. John Shadegg entered the race, joining contenders Roy Blunt and John Boehner. In the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal, all 3 are vowing to reform lobbying practices established by Delay. John Dimsdale reports.

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast

Jan 12, 2006
President Bush was back visiting the Gulf Coast today. The president says the federal government is still committed to help rebuild the area. That commitment has been questioned recently, as John Dimsdale reports.

Record sales

Jan 12, 2006
Congress may soon take up legislation dealing with privacy and cell phone records. Most of us assume the data about whom we call is private, but as Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, that's not always the case...

Lobbying firm ASG shuts down. Kinda.

Jan 10, 2006
Alexander Strategy Group, a lobbying firm with close ties to Jack Abramoff and Tom Delay, is shutting down its lobbying business. But as John Dimsdale reports, some ASG employees hope to form a new firm... with the same clients.

Salary flap

Jan 10, 2006
Skyrocketing executive pay has dogged corner offices since the corporate scandals of the first part of the decade. Now the SEC is considering a major overhaul of executive pay disclosure rules. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Locking the lobby door?

Jan 9, 2006
Washington lawmakers are grilling Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito today. But behind the scenes, they're talking about what legislation they need to pass to mute the criticisms over the Jack Abramoff scandal. Hillary Wicai looks what rules on lobbying might change.

Laundering Abramoff's money?

Jan 4, 2006
Politicians who took donations from Jack Abramoff are working to get rid of it as fast as they can. Hilary Wicai reports on the charities that are receiving the money, and the plea Abramoff is making today in Miami.

Crossing the line

Jan 4, 2006
From the beginning of our Republic, lobbyists have been caught up in lucre and bribes for government influence. So what makes Jack Abramoff and his representation of Indian casinos in exchange for $80 million in fees and an orgy of perks to lawmakers different? Lawyer and commentator Stan Brand explains.

Newsflash - education important

Jan 4, 2006
The US Chamber of Commerce thinks a lack of skilled graduates is harming US competitiveness. So today, it announced plans to begin ranking school systems by their performance. John Dimsdale reports from Washington.

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