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Auction could change wireless game

Jul 30, 2007
The FCC will soon announce the rules behind its auction of the broadcast spectrum. Lisa Napoli reports that the way the auction goes could have a big impact on the U.S. mobile industry.

H-1B visa just a ticket to the way station

Jul 30, 2007
H-1B visas used to be a way for immigrants to secure green cards. But these days, many foreign workers obtain the U.S. work permit with no intention to stay. Aswini Anburajan reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Immigrants hitting 'second wall'

Jul 30, 2007
The price of U.S. citizenship goes up today. New fees nearly triple the old ones and that's creating a whole new barrier for low-wage immigrants who are playing by the rules. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Budget showdown risky for Bush

Jul 27, 2007
The president says he will veto "wasteful" spending plans proposed by Democrats. But the majority party has a lot to gain and President Bush a lot to lose in a government shutdown. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Farm subsidies as seen from the farm

Jul 26, 2007
With the House considering a multibillion-dollar farm bill this week, we sought out the view from the tractor. Kai Ryssdal talks with Georgia farmer Stephen Houston.
Posted In: Washington

Paulson: Farm bill bad for trade

Jul 26, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told the House today that the farm bill it's debating would damage relations with U.S. trading partners. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

FBI wants funds for phone records

Jul 25, 2007
The FBI has asked Congress for money to pay telecommunications companies to store customer data in case agents decide they need it. Watchdog groups worry about the temptation for an abuse of power. Steve Henn reports.

Should shareholders get more power?

Jul 25, 2007
The SEC considered new rules that would give shareholders more influence over a company's board of directors. Some groups argue that giving shareholders more power would be an unnecessary burden on executives. Jeff Tyler reports.

Huddled masses yearning to learn free

Jul 23, 2007
With English proficiency becoming an increasingly crucial skill for U.S. immigrants, classes to learn the language for free fill up fast. Jessie Graham reports on the demands facing English-language programs in New York.
Posted In: Immigration

Student borrowers may have it easier

Jul 20, 2007
The Senate has passed the Higher Education Access Act, which would direct more money to grants and student aid. If approved by the president, it's expected to make paying for college easier for students. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

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