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'Fast track' trade deals get benched

Jun 29, 2007
The president's "fast-track" authority to make international deals expires Saturday, with no signs it will be renewed. That may give Congress added power to shape global business practices. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Talkers fight a 'fairness' push

Jun 29, 2007
Conservative talk radio flexed its muscle to defeat the ill-fated immigration reform bill, and it's unlikely the "Fairness Doctrine" will be resurrected to control the airwaves. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Washington

Cities want a better head count

Jun 28, 2007
U.S. census figures released today reshuffled the ranking of the nation's largest cities. More municipalities are contesting the Census Bureau's tally. Scott Jagow talks with one CEO who's helping them demand a recount.
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Ledbetter goes to Congress

Jun 28, 2007
Remember Lilly Ledbetter? She sued Goodyear after discovering she'd been paid less than male employees throughout her career. Her case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where she lost on a technicality. Enter Congress. Jeremy Hobson explains.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Immigration-bill boost for Home Depot?

Jun 27, 2007
A proposed amendment to the controversial legislation would shield the home improvement superstore chain from being forced by local governments to provide facilities for day laborers. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs, Washington

Lobbyist in the White House

Jun 27, 2007
It's hard to spin the revolving door faster than Ed Gillespie, who starts today as counselor to President Bush. A controversial choice, he's helped build one of Washington's largest lobbying firms while jumping into and out of government jobs. Steve Henn reports.
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Exxon chief attacks Senate energy bill

Jun 27, 2007
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson told the Financial Times that the energy reform currently passing through Congress "almost defies any sense of logical or rational thinking." The FT's Ed Crooks tells us more.
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Dems seek to withhold Cheney funding

Jun 26, 2007
The House takes up an appropriations bill tomorrow that includes $4.75 million in salaries and expenses for Vice President Cheney. A group of Democrats plans to fight this line item. John Dimsdale reports.
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Full SEC board faces Capitol Hill grilling

Jun 26, 2007
It doesn't happen often, but for the first time in a decade, all five members of the SEC will walk the Hill to answer questions from Congress on hedge funds, executive pay and market oversight. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing, Washington

Immigration bill up for vote

Jun 26, 2007
The Senate is expected today to vote on an immigration bill. If it passes it could loosen restrictions on employment laws. It could also slam the door shut on amnesty. But that's all riding on a big "if," Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

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