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EPA creating more CO2?

Nov 8, 2007
The Environmental Protection Agency head is under fire for a new coal-fired power plant, after a Supreme Court decision on the EPA's power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Sarah Gardner reports.

Mexico offers 3-for-1 on ex-pats' money

Nov 7, 2007
Mexicans living abroad are expected to send home more than $25 billion this year. Most of that will go to their families. But communities benefit, too, thanks to a matching program with a twist. Joy Diaz reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Congress, Bush draw fiscal battle lines

Nov 7, 2007
Congress is poised for its first override of a President Bush veto. It concerns a $23 billion bill for flood control and environmental restoration projects around the country. John Dimsdale reports the stage is now set for a political fight over fiscal responsibility.

White House decides to play it safer

Nov 6, 2007
After indications last week that it was against further regulation, the Bush Administration unveiled today a plan to more closely monitor imported food and other products. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Retail

Off to vote . . . and then, maybe shoes

Nov 6, 2007
Voter numbers are scant in Miami Beach. So to get the election spirit going, the city government is motivating its citizens through an incentive program -- using discounts at select businesses. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Retail

Raising the H-1B cap to help high-tech

Nov 6, 2007
The limited number of H-1B visas available to skilled foreign workers in the U.S. is a problem for smaller high-tech firms, who get beaten out by big fish like Microsoft. Rachel Dornhelm reports on improvements to the U.S. work visa system.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

CO2 tax or cap-and-trade system?

Nov 1, 2007
Washington is debating today whether to get companies to cut back on CO2 emissions through taxes or the cap-and-trade system. Steve Henn looks at both sides of the issue.

An AMT patch for a pay-go promise

Nov 1, 2007
Congressman Charles Rangel proposed a one-year patch for the alternative minimum tax to save taxpayers from a rate hike. But Jeremy Hobson reports it could threaten the Democrats' promise of pay-as-you-go spending.
Posted In: Taxes

Power from pond scum

Oct 31, 2007
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is going to restart its research into algae as a replacement for oil and gas. In fact, the lab is going to team up with Chevron for the project. Michael Montgomery reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Going public with climate-change risks

Oct 31, 2007
Should investors be warned about the financial consequences of climate change? A congressional panel will look into how much risk should be disclosed to the public. Jeremy Hobson reports.

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