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House investigators fired

Oct 20, 2006
The House Appropriations Committee has shut down its team of investigators. They specialized in exposing fraudulent government spending. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Two down, one big win to go for Spitzer

Oct 20, 2006
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer won two big legal victories yesterday. It's good news for a man who's hoping to be New York's next governor, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Six degrees of options backdating?

Oct 19, 2006
A sizable number of companies that have been backdating stock options share common board members, according to a recent study. The SEC is looking into the possibility that they helped spread the practice. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Trusting the e-vote

Oct 19, 2006
Many states have switched to new paperless electronic voting systems, but some officials are worried about unforeseen technical glitches. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Scraping by on minimum wage

Oct 19, 2006
Oregon has one of the highest minimum wages in the country. Mitchell Hartman reports from Portland on how recipients are getting by on $7.50 an hour.

Can we afford to secure Iraq, North Korea . . . ?

Oct 18, 2006
Commentators David Frum and Robert Reich give their respective two cents on the issues that matter most &mdash; but probably won't get any air time &mdash; in the upcoming midterm elections. This week, defense spending and world architecture.<br clear="left" />

Dial-a-translator

Oct 18, 2006
A new business service marketed squarely at immigrants launched today in San Francisco: It's an over-the-phone translation service for non-English-speaking consumers. Rachel Dornhelm has the 411.
Posted In: Immigration

Global warming? No. Carbon tax? Yes.

Oct 18, 2006
Commentator David Frum argues you don't have to believe in human-induced global warming to support a tax on carbon dioxide.

No kidding: Jobs attract immigrants

Oct 18, 2006
A new study out today finds that the U.S. appetite for low-wage workers is a powerful magnet attracting immigrants. So just how much more are they making here? Dan Grech has details.
Posted In: Immigration

K Street courting liberals (just in case)

Oct 17, 2006
Election Day is three weeks away and the political winds seem to be blowing in a "lefterly" direction. In Washington, lobbying firms are already prepping for the Democrats' possible return to relevance, Scott Tong reports.

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