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Con Ed plugs into Homeland Security

May 21, 2007
New York City's electric company is getting ready for a much needed upgrade. And it figured how to get the federal government to foot part of the bill. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Washington

Highly-skilled immigrants still seen as a need

May 21, 2007
The new immigration bill being debated on Capitol Hill would give more weight to aspiring immigrants' education and skills. But many in the business world say it still won't deliver the workers they need. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

Immigration reform's new hurdle

May 21, 2007
Last week's compromise on immigration reform remains tenuous as critics attack it as too easy on illegals from one side, unfair to them from the other. But the deal stands its first test on Capitol Hill today, John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Senate agrees on immigration plan (Sorry, Emma)

May 17, 2007
Forget about the tired, the poor, the huddled masses. . . If a new Senate proposal becomes law, immigrants will need a tip-top resume and bankable skills to come to this country. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Hotel execs call for immigration reform

May 15, 2007
CEOs of six big hotel chains have written an open letter to Congress demanding action on immigration reform. One of them, Bill Marriott of Marriott International, spoke with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Bush calls for alternative fuel plans

May 14, 2007
President Bush has directed his cabinet to come up with rules that would lead to a 20% cut in gasoline use in the United States within 10 years. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Immigration reform has foes on both sides

May 14, 2007
Conventional wisdom is that with Democrats in control of Congress, President Bush could well get a new immigration law. But commentator Jeff Birnbaum says the Democrats aren't so eager for change.
Posted In: Immigration

Small magazines gird for postage hike

May 14, 2007
A first-class postage stamp rose 2 cents to 41 cents today. One rate that didn't go up today but will in July is for mailing periodicals. Jeremy Hobson reports that for some small magazines it's a welcome delay.
Posted In: Washington

Immigration reform stuck at the border

May 14, 2007
Lawmakers are scrambling to come up with a compromise on immigration reform before '08 politicking makes that impossible, but the two sides can't agree on which workers to let into the country. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Campaign funding with full disclosure

May 11, 2007
Federal campaign finance laws are complicated. But in Virginia it's simple: Give as much money as you want as many times as you want. The catch? Everybody gets to know. Steve Henn reports.

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