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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

Food safety still on back burner

Jul 10, 2007
Drug safety's high on the agenda in Washington this week, as the House debates a bill to extend fees the pharmaceutical industry pays the FDA to speed approvals, but some folks say there's greater danger in the "F" than the "D." Helen Palmer has details.
Posted In: Health, 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

Iraq showdown at the authorization bill

Jul 9, 2007
A $650 billion defense authorization bill tops the Senate's agenda -- the largest such authorization since World War II. And Democrats will try to use it to hasten the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. John Dimsdale reports.
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Broker complaint? Who ya gonna call?

Jul 9, 2007
The SEC is expected to sign off soon on a merger of the NASD and the NYSE. Critics fear combining the two self-regulatory groups will make it even harder for investors to get action on their complaints. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street, Washington

Troop withdrawal back up for debate

Jul 9, 2007
There's a $650 billion defense authorization bill on the Senate's table, and with $130 billion earmarked to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops' presence there is fair game for debate again. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Washington at odds over VA funding

Jul 5, 2007
Hundreds of thousands of disabled Veterans are waiting months, sometimes years, to receive disability benefits from the Veterans Administration. Congress is trying to add to the VA's budget, but not everyone is happy with the price tag. Steve Henn reports.
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Freedom of information overload

Jul 4, 2007
The Freedom of Information Act requires the federal government to release unclassified documents. That'd be great if people were always getting them. A new study has found a mounting backlog of unanswered requests, John Dimsdale reports.
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