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Phone companies in the hot seat

May 12, 2006
AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth are going to have to answer to the American people. The companies have been handing over phone records to the government, and the lawsuit parade is already underway. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Washington

Bush defends NSA snooping

May 11, 2006
Washington was rocked this morning by a USA Today story revealing that three major phone companies sold the phone records of millions of Americans to the government. John Dimsdale reports.
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Senate extends tax cuts through 2010

May 11, 2006
While lawmakers trumpet the positive impact the tax cuts have had on the economy, many special interests and big companies are getting big breaks from the fine print of the deal too. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Corporate laptop theft, part 2

May 11, 2006
In reporting his piece on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/05/02/PM200605024.html">corporate laptop theft</a> last week, Sean Cole happened upon the story of a data security breach that sent one CEO marching off to Washington to crusade for stricter information security laws.
Posted In: Washington

Drugmaker wins battle with animal rights group

May 10, 2006
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline got an injunction against an animal rights group today, after it threatened to release personal information about its stockholders. Stephen Beard reports.

Tax cut extension

May 10, 2006
Congressional Republicans agreed to pass $70 billion in tax cut extensions Tuesday despite criticism the move could worsen the federal budget deficit. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Washington

Sarbanes-Oxley powwow

May 10, 2006
Business leaders and economists gather in Washington today to weigh in on proposals to loosen strict new accounting standards for most US businesses. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Washington

Fill'er up with ethanol

May 4, 2006
Ethanol made from corn seems to be the new darling of Washington's energy planning, but tough questions remain about its overall economic value. Curt Nickisch reports.
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Yes, humans cause global warming

May 4, 2006
A government study this week concludes that human activity is driving the earth's warming trend. Writer and commentator Mark Hertsgaard tells us about the politics behind the state of American denial.

Should student athletes be paid to play?

May 4, 2006
Business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad talks to host Tess Vigeland about the growing tension between big-money college athletics and the unpaid athletes who play the games.
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