Business lobbies for foreign workers

Jul 3, 2007
The immigration bill defeated in the Senate last week may not be dead after all, at least not if business interests get their way. They're pushing to bring back parts of the legislation that would allow far more foreign workers. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Congress says no to abstinence-only

Jul 2, 2007
Starting this fall, the nation's public schools will have less money to spend on abstinence-only sex ed. The Democrats who now control Congress have different priorities for the $50 million grant that used to fund it. Stuart Cohen reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Fed issues new lending guidelines

Jun 29, 2007
The Federal Reserve today put out a set of guidelines for subprime mortage lenders. The only thing is, the "standards" are voluntary. So, what's the point? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Washington

Will new contract rules help small biz?

Jun 29, 2007
Small businesses are supposed to get 23% of federal government contracts. Yet, big companies have been winning some of those jobs. New rules take effect tomorrow that are intended to change that. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, 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

'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

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.
Posted In: Washington

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.
Posted In: Washington