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Congress still dancing around gas prices

May 3, 2006
The scramble to do something about gas prices continues on Capitol Hill but critics claim Congress is only tinkering at the edges of the real problems. John Dimsdale does a little history on gas price legislation — and fear of price gouging.
Posted In: Washington

Lobby reform losing teeth by the day

May 3, 2006
The House of Representatives is considering lobbying reforms today, but compared to what some critics are calling for, the House bill seems rather...lenient. Scott Tong tells us what was left out of the legislation.
Posted In: Washington

Unlikely allies in immigration fight

May 3, 2006
The Minutemen vigilante group thinks it has found an ally in its anti-immigration campaign — the African-American community. Jeff Tyler looks at how this odd couple of politics is fighting back.

We get letters...

May 3, 2006
The mailbag is always open, and always full, here at Marketplace. Host Kai Ryssdal hears what our listeners have to say.

The fight over fuel economy standards

May 2, 2006
Ten states sued the federal government today to strengthen gas mileage requirements for SUVs. John Dimsdale reports on what may be a major attack on the country's Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.
Posted In: Washington

One Home, Two Nations: Mauricio and Nelly

May 2, 2006
Marketplace Americas Correspondent Dan Grech continues the story of two friends born in El Salvador, now separated by the US border. Today, the story of their children.

Boycotts, protests... so now what?

May 2, 2006
Lisa Napoli looks at the impact of Monday's nationwide business boycott, and what it could mean for the immigration debate going forward.

Uncle Sam wants you

May 2, 2006
Up to 40% of the federal workforce is expected to retire over the next 10 years, according to figures released Monday. As Cheryl Glaser reports, the government is going to have to change if it wants to attract and retain employees.
Posted In: Washington

Will the boycotts matter?

May 1, 2006
Economic boycotts and street protests have been the order of the day in many cities — but will it matter? We check with our reporters in the field at protests around the country.

One Home, Two Nations

May 1, 2006
In the first of a series, Marketplace Americas Correspondent Dan Grech tells a story of two friends, Francisco and Luis, born in El Salvador and now separated by the US border.

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