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SEC reconsiders Sarbanes-Oxley

Dec 13, 2006
Federal regulators are expected today to offer some relief for smaller companies that have been complaining about the cost of complying with the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley accounting rules. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Corporate America and foreign oil

Dec 13, 2006
Big business is organizing to lobby Washington about overseas oil dependence. Host Scott Jagow talks to Goldman Sachs' vice-chairman Bob Hormats about the group's mission.
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Democrats, protectionism's a bad idea

Dec 12, 2006
If Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson can't get trade concessions from the Chinese, the fear is the Democratic Congress might throw up barriers of its own. But commentator Bruce Stokes says it's not quite that simple.
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Doing nothing's a good thing

Dec 8, 2006
Commentator Len Burman says that while conventional wisdom considers it'll be bad if Congress fails to extend tax breaks for education, corporate R&D and other things, he thinks it's great!
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Blue Dogs will be guarding the House

Dec 7, 2006
Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says that the new Congress will look just like the old one, because the democratic majority is as centrist and pro-business as many Republicans.
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FEMA fails progress report

Dec 6, 2006
FEMA continues to mishandle millions of dollars in Katrina aid and has failed to recovered most of the money lost to fraudulent claims. Those are just two of the highlights in a GAO report released today, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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O Capitol Christmas tree

Dec 6, 2006
Tonight's tree lighting in Washington D.C. will feature a Pacific silver fir from Washington State — and you might not believe the production and expense that went into it. Austin Jenkins has the story.
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Passing the budget hot potato

Dec 5, 2006
The Republican-controlled 109th Congress begins its final session today. It's expected to leave the hard budget choices to the new Democratic Congress in '07 — and that could set up a showdown with the President. Hillary Wicai reports.
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SEC denies cover-up

Dec 5, 2006
A Senate panel is looking into allegations that the SEC fired one of its investigators to protect a prominent Wall Street executive, but critics say the agency's problems run deeper. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Congress punts budget . . . again

Dec 4, 2006
The lame duck Congress has decided to leave the unfinished budget for next year. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Congressional Quarterly's Jill Barshay about what else will — and will not — get done this week.
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