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A day for the people's business

Mar 6, 2007
Town Meeting day has been a Vermont tradition. But attendance is down and the direct-democracy habit is fading. A bill in the state legislature hopes to revive the tradition. John Dillon reports.

Bush's budget plan doesn't quite balance

Mar 2, 2007
Congress said the president's spending plan for the next fiscal year fails to balance the nation's books by 2012. A couple of senators have come up with a plan for turning back the tide of red ink. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Private money now, public funds later

Mar 2, 2007
The FEC has OK'd presidential candidate Barack Obama's request to raise private money for his campaign now, but switch to public funds if he wins the Democratic Party's nomination.
Posted In: Washington

States resist driver's license changes

Mar 2, 2007
Homeland Security has extended the deadline for states to comply with new regulations for IDs, but there are still concerns about privacy laws, not to mention how much the changes will cost.
Posted In: Washington

The dust settles on 'Dark Tuesday'

Feb 28, 2007
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke accentuated the positive today on Capitol Hill, and investors tried to maintain the same outlook. Kai Ryssdal and Bob Moon look into the effects of yesterday's Wall Street slide.
Posted In: Wall Street

House union bill faces a tough battle

Feb 28, 2007
A House bill to make it easier for unions to organize is facing a heated fight between business groups and labor activists. Those against the bill have put up a $1 million ad campaign. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Shareholders get say in CEO pay?

Feb 27, 2007
Some in Congress want to pass legislation that would give shareholders a non-binding voice in executive compensation, but critics say Joe Shareholder isn't really qualified to weigh in.
Posted In: Washington

Saca buddies up to Democrats

Feb 27, 2007
El Salvador's President Tony Saca is a strong ally of the Bush administration, but now he's trying to make friends with top Democrats and it has everything to do with immigration.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration, Washington

A stamp that would last 'forever'

Feb 26, 2007
U.S. postal regulators will likely recommend another increase in the price of stamps today, to 42 cents.They might also recommend a new kind of stamp that would really stick. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Washington

Underground fuel tanks need costly repairs

Feb 22, 2007
Underground fuel storage tanks, like those at your corner gas station, are leaking. And the Government Accountability Office says it will cost $12 billion for the clean-up. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

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