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Hurricane Katrina reimbursement

Jul 17, 2006
It's been almost 11 months since Hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast, and this week the first federal checks should finally go out to people who lost their homes in the storm. Scott Tong reports.
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A better summer meals program

Jul 13, 2006
There is such a thing as a free lunch for poor kids in school over the summer, but only about one in five actually eats those meals. A new report suggests the problem isn't money — it's paperwork. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Halliburton loses exclusive military deal

Jul 12, 2006
The US Army said today it will end Halliburton's exclusive multibillion-dollar logistics contract in Iraq. It will re-bid the contract out to multiple companies later this year. Scott Tong has the story.
Posted In: Washington

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.
Posted In: Washington

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.

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.
Posted In: Washington

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.
Posted In: Washington

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.
Posted In: Washington

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.

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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