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Enron trial update

Mar 22, 2006
Enron's former treasurer Ben Glisan testifies today in the company's accounting fraud trial. Kai talks with Houston Chronicle reporter Mary Flood, who's covering the case from the Texas courthouse.

Atoning for pollution

Mar 22, 2006
Power plants and factories produce thousands of tons of pollutants and carbon dioxide, but so do driving and flipping on a light switch. As Sam Eaton reports, some consumers have found a way to atone for polluting by purchasing pollution credits that take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

Coal ruling

Mar 17, 2006
A federal appeals court today struck down an EPA rule that let some power plant operators sidestep expensive requirements to reduce emissions. It's a big victory for state governments and environmental organizations who argued the Bush administration's rule would gut the Clean Air Act. John Dimsdale reports.

Safeguarding your financial identity

Mar 17, 2006
A House Committee approved a bill that would protect consumers from security breaches that compromise their personal information. Those laws currently vary from state to state. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Budget vote-o-rama

Mar 16, 2006
On Capitol Hill today the Senate is expected to vote on numerous bills, including those relating to education and to oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Scott Tong reports.
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Growing alternative fuels

Mar 16, 2006
Former Senators Tom Daschle and Bob Dole are starting a new effort to bolster bio-fuel and wind energy programs on America's farms. Is that what farmers want? Sam Eaton reports.
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FCC enforces decency rules

Mar 16, 2006
Ever since the Janet Jackson breast exposure at the Super Bowl, the Federal Communications Commission has been promising a crackdown. Yesterday, it delivered, with nearly $4 million in fines. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Sweatshops for Uncle Sam

Mar 15, 2006
A report out this week suggests sweatshops are alive and well in the United States. In fact, some of the factories are busy making uniforms for the US military. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Senate looking into oil mergers

Mar 14, 2006
Today, executives from the nation's six largest oil companies go before a Senate committee. They'll be asked to explain whether mergers have anything to do with their gushing profits. Sam Eaton reports.
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Federal contractors, federal cheats

Mar 14, 2006
A new study finds 10% of federal contractors are delinquent on their taxes. The Senate is holding a hearing today to learn more about the problem. Scott Tong reports.
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