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Halliburton's (exclusive) gig is up

Jul 12, 2006
Halliburton has been accused for years of bilking the US government with its exclusive contract. And now the Army has decided to end the deal and hand over those services to three companies. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Colorado takes on immigration

Jul 11, 2006
Yesterday, Colorado lawmakers passed what they call the toughest immigration law in the nation, requiring proof of citizenship to apply for public benefits such as Medicare and unemployment insurance. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Can the House win against Internet gambling?

Jul 11, 2006
The House passed a bill today that would prohibit online gambling. Of course, saying it and enforcing it are two different things. But Hillary Wicai explains how this bill tries to choke off the money.
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Congress putting a stop to Internet gambling?

Jul 11, 2006
This morning the House of Representatives starts debating a bill that would declare online gambling illegal. Of course, saying it and enforcing it are two different things. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Paulson comes aboard

Jul 10, 2006
Henry Paulson takes over as Treasury Secretary today. Amy Scott takes a look at his long to-do list.
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Border Patrol increases boost one local economy

Jul 7, 2006
Claudine LoMonaco looks at how continuing increases in the number of Border Patrol agents have impacted the economy in the Southwest desert town of Douglas, Arizona.
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Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Jul 6, 2006
George W. Bush turns 60 today. We asked our own Hillary Wicai to shop for an economic present for him.
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Backdating options scandal moves forward

Jul 5, 2006
At least 50 companies have had to open their books to the feds in the scandal of backdating stock options. Now, the SEC appears ready to pursue civil charges against one of them. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Immigration hearings resume

Jul 5, 2006
House and Senate lawmakers convene field hearings today on immigration reform. But as Scott Tong reports, the testimony is likely to be only what the lawmakers want to hear.
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Hot dogs and politics

Jul 4, 2006
Lawmakers return to their districts this holiday week to meet and mingle with constituents. But the official Democratic and Republican talking points may not gibe with voters' economic concerns. Scott Tong reports.
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