Economy - Most Recent


Utilities seek emissions 'safety valve'

Oct 17, 2007
The latest version of a "cap and trade" plan for reducing carbon dioxide emissions is set to be introduced in the Senate. Big utility companies are petitioning the Senate for special relief. Sarah Gardner reports.

Congress stirs over chemical protection

Oct 17, 2007
The House and Senate want to continue the terrorism insurance program established after 9/11, but each has its own version of what should be covered. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on where they differ and why some insurers are concerned.

Candidates' motto: Spend to earn

Oct 16, 2007
The numbers are in for what presidential candidates pulled from fundraisers over the summer, and the Democrats raised twice the amount as the Republicans. But candidates from both parties are spending more than they're raising. Dan Grech reports.

What'll it be -- voting booth or the ziti?

Oct 12, 2007
Commentator Alex Sheshunoff has been curious about campaign finance. In particular, he looked into just how much Americans think their votes are worth.

Buzzword: Hope Now

Oct 12, 2007
The Bush Administration wants to send a little hope to homeowners with a troubled mortgage. And by hope, they mean friendly, encouraging mail.

Americans skeptical about free trade

Oct 12, 2007
President Bush wants Congress to support trade agreements in countries like Colombia and South Korea. But some Americans are wary of free trade. Steve Henn explores what's causing the lack of enthusiasm.

Coal debates light up town meetings

Oct 11, 2007
Some small-town meetings have been drawing big crowds lately, thanks to plans for new coal-fired plants in several states. Sarah Gardner reports that both sides of the debate -- those for and against the plans -- have been showing up to sound off.

R.I.P. for AMT

Oct 11, 2007
Republicans and Democrats agree -- the Alternative Minimum Tax must go. But while Republicans have unveiled a plan to eliminate it, Democrats say it should just be replaced. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Taxes

The Alaska senators' committee

Oct 10, 2007
Committee that conducted fundraising, receiving thousands of dollars, never registered with the Federal Election Commission.

Should loggers see old forest for trees?

Oct 4, 2007
The White House has plans to dramatically increase the amount of logging allowed on federal lands in the Pacific Northwest. Environmentalists are crying foul, but logging towns are seeing green. Jeremy Hobson reports.