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Bank of Wal-Mart?

Mar 15, 2007
Wal-Mart has a pending application to establish an industrial loan company, but the retail giant insists it's not interested in opening retail bank branches. Now there may be evidence that suggests otherwise. . .
Posted In: Washington

Let's keep candidates off Wall Street

Mar 14, 2007
Commentator Robert Reich says as presidential candidates spend less time at coffee klatches and more time talking to investment bankers, the American people are getting short-changed.
Posted In: Wall Street

More and more emergency spending

Mar 12, 2007
Latest emergency spending bill: The White House wants another $100 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Democrats have attached additional dollars for domestic items. But somebody's gotta lose. . .
Posted In: Washington

An accidental vote winner — and loser

Mar 9, 2007
Controversy surrounding Diebold has left its e-voting machines under a cloud of suspicion, but the company is doing quite nicely. Electronic voting is just a small sideline business for Diebold — and one it stumbled onto at that.
Posted In: Science

Democrats move to Plan B on Iraq

Mar 8, 2007
Congressional Democrats have moved to a new plan in their attempt to stop the war in Iraq: A series of deadlines that'll be attached to the president's emergency budget request. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

A sour sugar lobby

Mar 8, 2007
American sugar producers aren't too sweet on this year's farm bill, which contains proposed subsidies being pushed by the candy industry. Stuart Cohen reports.

Republican hopes pinned to health care

Mar 7, 2007
Commentator David Frum says if Republicans want to have any hopes of winning in 2008, they'd better find a fix for the American health care market — stat.

Dividing up the Homeland Security pie

Mar 6, 2007
The Senate is considering different formulas for distributing Homeland Security funding. But regional squabbling threatens to derail plans to get a bill approved soon. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

A day for the people's business

Mar 6, 2007
Town Meeting day has been a Vermont tradition. But attendance is down and the direct-democracy habit is fading. A bill in the state legislature hopes to revive the tradition. John Dillon reports.

Bush's budget plan doesn't quite balance

Mar 2, 2007
Congress said the president's spending plan for the next fiscal year fails to balance the nation's books by 2012. A couple of senators have come up with a plan for turning back the tide of red ink. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.