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Big Three want help from Washington

Nov 13, 2006
U.S. automakers finally get their much-delayed meeting with President Bush tomorrow. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Marketplace's Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale what's on the agenda.
Posted In: Washington

Budget bills await

Nov 9, 2006
Democrats will take over both the House and Senate when the 110th Congress is sworn in January 3. And they may inherit unfinished business from their lame-duck predecessor. John Dimsdale explains.
Posted In: Washington

Wall Street's election winners and losers

Nov 9, 2006
The Dow hit a new record high yesterday as alternative energy companies and biotechs celebrated Democratic wins. HMOs and other health care stocks didn't fare so well. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Going after Cheney's task force?

Nov 9, 2006
One priority of the incoming Democratic Congress will be to repeal tax breaks given to Big Oil in last year's Energy Act — and they may investigate the controversial task force behind the legislation while they're at it. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Washington

Lowering the language barrier

Nov 9, 2006
The number of Latinos fatally-injured on the job has been climbing for years, due in part to language barriers with their English-speaking supervisors. One company in Nashville is trying to bridge the gap. Blake Farmer reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Post-Rumsfeld defense spending

Nov 9, 2006
Host Scott Jagow asks the Financial Times' Dimitri Sevastapulo how a Democratic Congress and a new defense secretary will affect U.S. defense spending.
Posted In: Washington

Lame duck Congress

Nov 9, 2006
Congress is due back in Washington next week to finish up business they set aside to campaign, like the billions in appropriations that still need to be approved. But that may have to wait, Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Washington

A new economic day in Washington

Nov 8, 2006
The leadership change in Congress will certainly affect economic policy. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to our Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale and reporter Hillary Wicai about the potential impact.
Posted In: Washington

New guy on government reform

Nov 8, 2006
California Congressman Henry Waxman is in line to head the Government Reform Committee now that Democrats have won control of the House. Kai Ryssdal asks him what kinds of oversight we can expect.
Posted In: Washington

Anti-tax but not anti-spend

Nov 8, 2006
American voters tend to be strongly against taxes — but they're not necessarily against big government spending. They passed a record-setting bundle of bond and debt measures on Tuesday. Steve Tripoli reports.

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