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Ariz. immigration law's impact on labor

May 28, 2010
Arizona's new law targeting undocumented immigrants hasn't taken effect yet, but activists aren't waiting. Tomorrow, protesters take to the streets in Arizona and 22 other states. Some of those marching in solidarity will be union leaders. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Arizona immigration law concerns Census workers

May 26, 2010
Arizona's new immigration law has ignited fear among illegal immigrants, a group already reluctant to fill out government forms. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Biz resumes may hurt Cali politicians

May 25, 2010
In California, former executives from Hewlett-Packard, eBay and Facebook are running for office. But in some cases, that business-world background can backfire. Jeff Tyler reports.

New bill targets congressional spending

May 24, 2010
President Obama is sending a bill to Congress that would create a new way for presidents to eliminate earmarks in congressional spending bills. Janet Babin reports.

Lobbyists demand some respect

May 20, 2010
The American League of Lobbyists is ponying up $25,000 to start a PR campaign. Brett Neely reports.

Mullen approaches military like a business

May 11, 2010
Admiral Mike Mullen is using Facebook and Twitter to tap into the skill set of the young workforce of the military. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Reporter Jeff Chu about the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Kagan nominated to Supreme Court

May 10, 2010
U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan is President Obama's nominee for Supreme Court. John Dimsdale reports.

CalPERS unsure it can keep up with benefits

May 10, 2010
During the financial crisis, CalPERS, California's state retirement system,lost hundreds of millions on complex securities and shaky real estate deals. Now it's not clear how long it can pay out its strong benefits. Jennifer Collins reports.

D.C. stores charging 5 cents to bag it

May 4, 2010
If you're shopping for food in Washington, D.C., you'll now be charged 5 cents every time you need a bag. The money goes to a fund to fish plastic bags from the Anacostia River, and is encouraging the use of reusable bags. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Senators, Wall St. head to fundraiser

May 3, 2010
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and others up for re-election will be heading to a New York fundraiser attended by a lot of Wall Street names. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Wall Street