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Fiscal checkup

Feb 6, 2006
Today The White House released a list of government programs that were deemed either effective or ineffective. Curt Nickisch browsed the site to figure out how the government's doing.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Risky business?

Feb 6, 2006
The government's proposing to create two new federally insured mortgage programs for first-time and low-income buyers. Tess Vigeland looks into whether a slowing housing market may undermine these programs at birth.
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Cartoon backlash

Feb 6, 2006
Iran announced a broad economic boycott of Denmark today. This comes after many Muslims around the world have denounced cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper. Many Iraqis are pressuring their government to sever ties with countries that have published the cartoons. Stephen Beard has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Nuclear power reconsidered

Feb 6, 2006
The Bush administration proposed an atomic energy partnership with Russia. The controversial program would involve recycling other countries' spent nuclear fuel. But as correspondent Sarah Gardner reports, major utility companies are beginning to push plans for new reactors in the United States.
Posted In: Economy

Bitter secret of a sweet business

Feb 6, 2006
A lawsuit filed today alleges that major chocolate companies are helping to sponsor a system of human trafficking and slavery in the Ivory Coast. Cheryl Glaser speaks to human rights activist and lawyer Terry Collingsworth about the case.
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Ethically-produced chocolate

Feb 6, 2006
Chocolate makers are trying to replicate the success of Fair Trade coffee by coming up with a system to tell consumers that their chocolate has been produced ethically. Jeff Tyler has the story.
Posted In: Economy

Scrutinizing supplementals

Feb 6, 2006
President Bush sent Congress a $2.77 trillion budget plan today, calling for increased defense spending that's paid for by siphoning funding from other government programs. But as Hilary Wicai reports, at least two supplemental spending bills are likely to follow.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

From the Money Matters Desk: Ahead of the Curve

Feb 4, 2006
Do you want to predict the stock market? What number should you care about? Unemployment rate? Consumer Confidence? On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- author Joseph Ellis talks about the market's bottom line.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Is unemployment as low as it looks?

Feb 3, 2006
US companies hired almost 200,000 people in January. The Labor Department says that cuts the unemployment rate a couple tenths to 4.7%. Last time it was that low? July, 2001. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Economy

The struggle continues

Feb 3, 2006
Coretta Scott King's funeral is next Tuesday. Though the wife of Martin Luther King will never be forgotten, their dream of racial equality is barely breathing, says economist and commentator Marcellus Andrews.
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