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Business before politics for Chinese leader

Apr 18, 2006
Hu Jintao arrives in the US today -- his first visit as Chinese president. He'll be getting a taste of American business and politics. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.

So what's your excuse?

Apr 17, 2006
The IRS has more than 40 categories for excuses Americans use to avoid filing tax returns. As Brian Bull reports, few if any of them work.
Posted In: Washington

A new Katrina report card

Apr 14, 2006
A new report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says that the department's focus on terrorism left it unprepared to deal with Hurricane Katrina. The study found that FEMA provided "record levels of support," but said untrained staff, unreliable communication systems, and poor coordination hampered the agency. Dan Grech reports.

Newsflash -- government wants to give back tax dollars

Apr 14, 2006
US officials are working on a plan to stop collecting the federal excise tax on telephone service. They want to refund billions of dollars to the consumers and businesses that have paid the tax over the years. John Dimsdale reports.

Bush pushes worker plan to small business

Apr 13, 2006
President Bush told a small-business conference today that an immigration bill must contain a guest worker program. But John Dimsdale reports that small-business owners are sharply divided on the proposal.
Posted In: Washington

Do you know where your sushi comes from?

Apr 12, 2006
Kai talks with Chicago Tribune reporter Monica Eng about her article in today's paper on the country's unofficial sushi king. Eng and her fellow reporters write that the controversial church leader Rev. Sun Myung Moon supplies most of the nation's estimated 9,000 sushi restaurants with fish.

Golden State looks to cap greenhouse gases

Apr 12, 2006
California's governor and legislature have agreed that the best way to curb greenhouse gas emissions is through a government-regulated cap and trade scheme. Sam Eaton reports on how businesses are lining up for the debate.

Who pays when polluters go bankrupt?

Apr 11, 2006
If bankruptcy laws are supposed to wipe the slate clean, but environmental laws are designed to hold polluters accountable forever -- which laws win? In other words: Who pays for the clean-up when a big polluter goes belly up? Hillary Wicai has more.

Immigration protests fill streets nationwide

Apr 10, 2006
Hundreds of thousands of people rallied across the country today in support of immigration reform. The protests were part of a national "Campaign for Immigrants' Dignity." John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Immigration rallies today

Apr 10, 2006
The debate over immigration policy moves from the halls of Congress to the streets today where thousands are expected to rally for immigration rights in cities across the country. Jeff Tyler has more.

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