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Businesses fret over AZ immigration bill

Apr 23, 2010
Arizona is deciding whether or not to veto the country's toughest immigration bill. Some business leaders worry it force some businesses to leave the state. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Bill may up profile of political sponsors

Apr 14, 2010
Congressional Democrats are introducing a bill that would make companies and unions tell us when they donate money to a political campaign. This could include visibility in on-screen endorsements. John Dimsdale reports.

States clamor to be home to Northrop

Apr 9, 2010
Local governments in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. are all pitching to home defense contractor Northrop Grumman's new headquarters as it moves from L.A. But some view the efforts as a waste of money. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Fed looks ahead to an exit strategy

Mar 25, 2010
Normally, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke goes to Capitol Hill to look at his actions during the financial crisis. This time, he's discussing an exit strategy. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely about why we even need an exit strategy.

Can you trust a banker for the Senate?

Mar 24, 2010
Democrat Alexi Giannoulias has been the Illinois state treasurer for the last four years, and now he's gunning for the state's senatorial seat. But his former life as a banker may hurt him in the current political climate. Tony Arnold reports.

Latinos invest in immigration reform

Mar 19, 2010
Latino groups across the nation have been holding fund-raising events to help people get to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the big immigration reform rally. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Why investors still listen to Greenspan

Mar 19, 2010
Former Fed Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan presents a paper today that looks back at the banking crisis and what he thinks went wrong. But why should people listen if they think he's partly to blame? Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely.

Illinois seeks $13B for budget shortfall

Mar 10, 2010
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will be unveiling plans to make up for his state's huge budget shortfall, and state residents are putting forward their own suggestions to raise $13 billion. Jay Field reports.

Data shows rise in financial lobbying

Mar 2, 2010
The financial industry spent nearly $500 million sending lobbyists to Capitol Hill last year, and some analysts say that number is set to go higher in 2010. Brett Neely explores how this spending has paid off on influencing legislation.

Bernanke returns to different hearing

Feb 24, 2010
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is facing lawmakers on Capitol Hill, now with his focus pulled away from defending his job. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Gregory Warner about Bernanke's testimony.