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Negroponte given power to waive SEC rules

May 24, 2006
President Bush has granted his intelligence czar the authority to exempt publicly traded companies from reporting requirements — in the name of national security. Kai Ryssdal talks with BusinessWeek reporter Dawn Kopecki.
Posted In: Washington

Will business swallow tough immigration laws?

May 24, 2006
The Senate has added some tougher enforcement to its immigration bill, including a computerized tracking system and fines up to $20,000 per employee for companies that hire illegal immigrants. Will it work? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

A privatized guest worker program?

May 23, 2006
Republican Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana is floating a proposal to establish a temporary worker program operated by private industry. His plan would require all applicants to leave the country. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Depends what you mean by 'gouged' . . .

May 23, 2006
The FTC ruled that oil companies didn't manipulate the market after Hurricane Katrina. But it did find 15 situations that could be labeled as price gouging. Commentator and consumer advocate Jamie Court defines the term.
Posted In: Washington

Illegal entry only half the problem

May 23, 2006
A new report shows nearly half of all undocumented immigrants in the country entered legally. Lisa Napoli has more.

FTC: No gas market manipulation

May 22, 2006
The Federal Trade Commission says it found some cases of gas price gouging after Hurricane Katrina, but no broad market manipulation by oil companies. It blamed "regional or local market trends" for high prices.
Posted In: Washington

No 'path to citizenship' for professionals

May 22, 2006
Congress is working on immigrantion reform, but commentator and Russian-born attorney Ilya Shapiro says even if current versions of the legislation pass, they won't help him become an American citizen.

Cold, hard cash tied to congressman

May 22, 2006
FBI officials say they've caught Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson on tape accepting a $100,000 bribe. Agents later found the cash hidden in his freezer. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

1. Pick a mayor; 2. Rebuild the city

May 22, 2006
Marketplace's Sam Eaton tells host Kai Ryssdal that with their mayoral election behind them, New Orleans' residents are now keying on Mayor Ray Nagin to lead the city's recovery.

Nagin's task: Reinvent city's economy

May 22, 2006
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has little time to savor his reelection victory before turning to the task of reinventing the city's battered economy. Sam Eaton reports.

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