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Drawing lines on immigration bill

Mar 27, 2006
The Senate debate over giving illegal immigrants guest-worker status pits the free-market wing of the Republican Party against the conservative base. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Marketplace Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale.
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What's the return on your personal info?

Mar 24, 2006
A proposed IRS rule change has some consumer advocates worried that it could allow your personal information to be sold to the highest bidder. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Tax information security

Mar 24, 2006
A proposed IRS rule change has some consumer advocates worried that US taxpayer information could be sold to the highest bidder. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Meatpacker has a beef with USDA

Mar 23, 2006
Creekstone Farms of Kansas is suing the USDA for the right to voluntarily test all of its beef for mad cow disease -- something it says it must do to re-enter the Japanese market. John Dimsdale reports.
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Cafe standards

Mar 22, 2006
The Department of Transportation is considering imposing, for the first time, fuel efficiency standards for the biggest SUVs and vans. Mileage minimums for behemoths like the Chevy Suburban and Hummers would add to GM's financial problems. John Dimsdale reports.

Enron trial update

Mar 22, 2006
Enron's former treasurer Ben Glisan testifies today in the company's accounting fraud trial. Kai talks with Houston Chronicle reporter Mary Flood, who's covering the case from the Texas courthouse.

Atoning for pollution

Mar 22, 2006
Power plants and factories produce thousands of tons of pollutants and carbon dioxide, but so do driving and flipping on a light switch. As Sam Eaton reports, some consumers have found a way to atone for polluting by purchasing pollution credits that take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

Coal ruling

Mar 17, 2006
A federal appeals court today struck down an EPA rule that let some power plant operators sidestep expensive requirements to reduce emissions. It's a big victory for state governments and environmental organizations who argued the Bush administration's rule would gut the Clean Air Act. John Dimsdale reports.

Safeguarding your financial identity

Mar 17, 2006
A House Committee approved a bill that would protect consumers from security breaches that compromise their personal information. Those laws currently vary from state to state. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Budget vote-o-rama

Mar 16, 2006
On Capitol Hill today the Senate is expected to vote on numerous bills, including those relating to education and to oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Scott Tong reports.
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