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Washington not too bad in recession

Jan 20, 2009
Washington, D.C. tends to get a boost from increased government spending when faced with tough economic times, and the current unemployment rate is low. But the region is not immune to hardship. Ronni Radbill reports.

Inauguration: A party for the people

Jan 20, 2009
Everything is ready for the folks who have flooded Washington, D.C. for inauguration, from Jumbo-trons to free and low-cost balls. Celebration events have the common man in mind. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Cell providers prepare for inauguration

Jan 20, 2009
Cell phone providers are wheeling out temporary towers to boost their networks for the Obama inauguration today. Companies expect millions more people to be on the phone or texting. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Want in on inauguration? It'll cost you

Jan 19, 2009
Scalpers are making some gains from the Obama inauguration. Tickets that were passed out for free are being sold for anywhere from $200 to 10 times that amount. Danielle Karson reports.

Can Obama control his team's egos?

Jan 13, 2009
President-elect Obama has taken a "team of rivals" approach in selecting people to serve in his cabinet. Can they work together in support of his goals? Commentator Dan Drezner says it depends on Obama's leadership style.

Keeping tabs on inaugural funding

Jan 13, 2009
President-elect Obama's team is doing what they can to monitor fundraising for next week's inauguration. But even though Obama is adamant against lobbyists, there are some big loopholes. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Bills could let judges rework mortgages

Jan 12, 2009
Two bills making their way through the House and Senate would empower federal bankruptcy court judges to rework the terms of mortgages headed into foreclosure. Lenders have opposed such bills. But these two are gaining momentum. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy

Take a vacation from inauguration

Jan 8, 2009
Some Washington, D.C. residents are trying to leave town before millions flood the city for the Obama inauguration. For the tourist-weary, vacation resorts are running special getaways. John Dimsdale reports.

'Performance' chief on familiar ground

Jan 7, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama named a former Treasury official as chief performance officer, a newly created position aimed at reducing government waste. But as Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, the new position sounds awfully familiar.

Killefer named to spending reform post

Jan 7, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama has named former Treasury official Nancy Killefer to the new position of "chief performance officer" to oversee budget and spending reform. Steve Chiotakis has more.



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