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Dec 16, 2005
Entertainment companies and children's advocates have been at odds for a long time over children's programming, including how programming is used to market to children. Yesterday the two sides came together to make a deal. Tess Vigeland reports.

Ain't no levee high enough

Dec 15, 2005
The president has requested approximately $3 billion to repair New Orleans' levees. But the commitment is far less than local officials say is needed to withstand future hurricanes. John Dimsdale reports.

Credit counseling, perhaps?

Dec 15, 2005
The government's spending habits are outlined today in the Congressional Budget Office's long-term budget outlook for the country. Hillary Wicai reports.

Border business

Dec 15, 2005
With the House planning to vote to clamp down on illegal immigration, Carol King looks at a border business that thrives on legal immigrants.

Immigration reform

Dec 15, 2005
The House is expected to vote on a new bill today making it harder for illegal immigrants to work in this country. As Gretchen Cook reports, many in the business community are crying foul.

Defense deals

Dec 15, 2005
Some big deals have going down in the defense business lately. Warship-maker General Dynamics is acquiring tech firm Anteon in a deal worth more than $2 billion. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, it's all part of a defense industry IT boom.

Immigration frustration

Dec 14, 2005
Tomorrow, the House is set to vote on an immigration bill backed by the Republican leadership. The bill pleases a lot of law-and-order conservatives. But as Gretchen Cook reports, not all of the bill's opponents are liberals.

Horsetrading in D.C.

Dec 14, 2005
Host Kai Ryssdal spoke to Marketplace's DC Bureau Chief John Dimsdale about the various deals members of Congress are cutting to ensure funding for pet projects.

UN corruption treaty

Dec 14, 2005
An international treaty to combat corruption goes into effect today. Jeff Tyler looks at just how effective it's expected to be.

Fix Social Security first

Dec 14, 2005
A bipartisan think tank today advocates sweeping change to the senior entitlement program. Hillary Wicai reports.

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