Today, Chair Bill Thomas led the House Committee on Ways and Means in its costcutting efforts. Just weeks after the president promised to take on poverty, critics say vital programs are on the block. Scott Tong reports.
WalMart's executive vice president for benefits wrote a 27-page memo that hit the pages of <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/26/business/26walmart.ready.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1130361080-4Xxx1rOuhNi2oTHy6OgB1w">today's NY Times</a>. It lays out the discounter's plan to seize the high ground in the employee benefits war. Helen Palmer reports.
The former vice presidential candidate says he'll be an advisor to a private equity group here. Writer and commentator Amity Shlaes says the move makes sense — for Edwards, and a whole lot of other people, too.
The Yanks get criticized (not unjustly) for outspending the other major league baseball teams. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Jean Afterman; she helps George Steinbrenner decide how to spend the team's millions.
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