Features by Hilary Wicai

Already losing support in Congress?

President Bush was hoping to deliver news of a deal for permanent normal trade relations with Vietnam, but the measure didn't pass the House. Could be a sign of things to come in Washington, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Health insurance for all?

And you'll never believe who's proposing it: The main lobbying group representing the insurance industry has a plan to cover the uninsured. It could be a pre-emptive strike, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Trade deals in China

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez is in China trying to even things out on the playground of trade. Hillary Wicai explains.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Veteran economics

Saturday is Veteran's Day, a time to honor those who have served our country. But disproportionate numbers of veterans are unemployed. Hillary Wicai reports.

A new economic day in Washington

The leadership change in Congress will certainly affect economic policy. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to our Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale and reporter Hillary Wicai about the potential impact.
Posted In: Washington

Corruption's ties to poverty

A new report says corruption in the developing world puts a major damper on economic development. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada

Counting the electronic vote

The federal government has spent billions to upgrade the nation's voting systems, but the new electronic voting machines are not without glitches. Hillary Wicai reports.

Good nutrition bad for (some) business

The government's Women, Infants and Children program is considering allocating more money for the buying of fruits and vegetables. Sounds good? Not to companies whose bottom line would take an unhealthy hit. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Millions worth of weapons missing

There's news out of Iraq that the U.S. military has lost track of tens of thousands of weapons purchased for Iraqi security forces — and failed to record serial numbers for about 370,000 weapons. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada

Missouri tries to cure its Medicaid mess

Last year, Missouri went from being one of the best states for insuring its citizens to one of the worst. So it's scrapping its Medicaid system and starting over, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health


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