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Will junk food ads walk the plank?

Jul 18, 2007
The FTC looks into food ad and marketing campaigns aimed at kids. Some of the sugary food products, like perennial breakfast favorite Cap'n Crunch cereal, have youth-oriented Websites. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

FTC takes hard look at selling to kids

Jul 17, 2007
The FTC meets tomorrow to talk about how advertising and marketing are directed at children. The food industry is trying to get out in front of possible regulations by announcing rules of its own. Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
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FDA pays to compete with private sector

Jul 17, 2007
The FDA pays some of the biggest employee bonuses in the federal bureaucracy. Yet, it's struggling to fund improved food safety. Those facts led to some grilling at a congressional hearing today. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Born, raised and slaughtered in...

Jul 17, 2007
Congress is taking a closer look at the safety of our food supply. Recent concerns over imports may have given new life to a proposal that's been stalled for years to require country-of-origin labels on meat and produce packages. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Fannie Mae exec wants his bonus back

Jul 16, 2007
Former Fannie Mae chairman Franklin Raines is one of several past execs seeking compensation from the company. He's suing to recover millions of dollars in stock payouts that a federal agency has put a hold on. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Lots of American kids still in poverty

Jul 13, 2007
A government report card on child well-being out today will show that we haven't made any progress lowering the child poverty rate in the U.S. Jeremy Hobson has details.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Universal health care savings

Jul 12, 2007
Groups pushing for universal health coverage got a sort of economic backing today: A new study demonstrates that there are financial gains to be made by insuring everyone before the age of 65. Jill Barshay has details.
Posted In: Health, Washington

No more surprise overdraft fees?

Jul 11, 2007
You go to the ATM to get, say $60, but you've only got $59 in the bank. Should your bank warn you before it hands over the cash and slaps you with a $35 overdraft fee? Congress today considers legislation that would require it. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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More cell-phone choice coming soon?

Jul 10, 2007
A new proposal circulating at the Federal Communications Commission could give cell-phone users a lot more choices when it comes to how they use their devices. Sam Eaton explains.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Bloomberg's traffic plan hits gridlock

Jul 10, 2007
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in Washington today lobbying for federal transportation funds, but it's a no-go if he can't get his state legislature behind a plan to cut traffic by charging drivers $8 to enter Manhattan. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: New York, Washington

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