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It's the economy again, stupid

Dec 7, 2007
Polls show the economy is moving up on the list of things voters care about in next year's elections. So, House Democrats met in Washington today to hone the economic message they want to spread over the next 11 months. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

High-tech innovation in short supply

Dec 6, 2007
To make up for a shortage of mathmaticians and computer scientists in the U.S., many companies turn to outsourcing. But Dan Grech reports the congressional limit on work visas might also be pushing out innovation.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Putting the lid on cap-and-trade

Dec 6, 2007
As landmark climate legislation moves through the Senate, business lobbyists are pushing an ad campaign against it. Sarah Gardner reports what the group is using to try to persuade U.S. senators and workers.
Posted In: Economy

More fingers required to enter U.S.

Dec 5, 2007
Homeland Security is expanding the fingerprint system for foreign visitors passing through airport security. Passengers will now have to present all 10 fingers for prints instead of just two. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Travel

Study puts cities' best feet forward

Dec 4, 2007
If you live in Washington, D.C.; Boston or San Francisco, you're in the top three walkable urban areas of the country, according to ranking from The Brookings Institution published today. And as the report's author Chris Leininger tells Kai Ryssdal, consumers want to walk -- even in L.A.
Posted In: Travel, Washington

Iraqi refugees returning, but to what?

Nov 30, 2007
Tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees are estimated to have returned home. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Syria says hundreds of Iraqis are leaving every day. Kai Ryssdal talks with the agency's Sybella Wilkes in Damascus.
Posted In: Immigration

Disclosing lobby money going too far?

Nov 30, 2007
Companies and groups that give more than $5,000 to lobbying efforts must now disclose their support, according to a new rule in Congress. Jeremy Hobson reports some trade groups don't like the bill, and are trying to reverse it.

SEC blocks shareholder-rights effort

Nov 28, 2007
The Securities and Exchange Commission has thrown cold water on an attempt by shareholder-rights advocates to make it easier to nominate their own candidates to corporate boards of directors. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

On the road to new fuel economy rules?

Nov 28, 2007
Congress is close to requiring higher fuel economy standards. They would be tucked into a huge energy package, which could come to a vote as early as next week. Sam Eaton reports.

Definition of 'organic fish' is murky

Nov 27, 2007
If a farm-raised fish is fed ground-up wild fish, can it be labeled organic? A public meeting in Washington will decide today. Nancy Marshall Genzer looks into what the fish might be eating.