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Washington quarrels over CEO pay

Apr 19, 2007
The House is set to approve a bill by the end of the week that would give shareholders greater say in CEO pay, but the bill's prospects of becoming law are bleak. It's opposed by the White House and many business groups.
Posted In: Washington

Dems increase interest in student loan changes

Apr 18, 2007
Key Democratic congressional leaders are demanding that the Department of Education make immediate changes to the federal student loan program. Steve Henn reports.
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Washington does battle over war spending

Apr 18, 2007
Lawmakers are squaring off with the White House over Iraq funding. Congress is expected to set deadlines for U.S. troops to come home when it delivers its supplemental war spending package. Bush has promised a veto.
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Let the Bush tax cuts go

Apr 18, 2007
The rich are rich enough, says commentator Ben Stein. He argues that America's wealthiest can afford to pay higher taxes so that America can afford to do more for the men and women serving in our military.
Posted In: Washington

Lenders shut out of student loan database

Apr 18, 2007
The Department of Education shut down its National Student Loan Database late last night, denying thousands of lenders access following reports of unlawful data mining for information about U.S. college students and their families.
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Coast Guard throws contractors overboard

Apr 17, 2007
The Coast Guard booted Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman today for, among other things, building eight cutters that had issues with seaworthiness. Alisa Roth reports.
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Opting out of public financing

Apr 17, 2007
Fewer and fewer taxpayers are checking that little box to contribute $3 to the presidential election fund. But voters aren't the only ones saying no. Candidates are declining to use the fund. So is it worth keeping around?
Posted In: Taxes

Sallie Mae says yes

Apr 16, 2007
Student loan giant Sallie Mae has agreed to a $25 billion buyout. Shareholders still have to approve the deal, but there's already resistance in Washington where lawmakers are concerned about the industry becoming even less transparent.
Posted In: Washington

Candidates sprint out of the gates

Apr 16, 2007
Election Day is still 18 months away but already the 18 declared candidates are on a record-setting pace for both raising and spending money — and Democrats are leading the first leg of the campaign finance race.

Election '08: Wine & dine indicator

Apr 13, 2007
Presidential campaigns are in full record-breaking money-raising swing. Tomorrow candidates will have to report on how they're using their cash, and one detail that can be a telling indicator of spending style is where they're eating.
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