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Risking trade war with China?

Jun 13, 2007
A bipartisan group of Senators today is expected to unveil a bill intended to protect U.S. trade interests, in spite of a warning from Beijing that it would react swiftly to American tariffs. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Scottie Pippen and Paul Allen are farmers?

Jun 12, 2007
An online report out today tracks billions of dollars in farm subsidies for the past three years. And you might be surprised who got government checks. Steve Henn has the story.
Posted In: Washington

Ban the beautiful people's yachts and jets

Jun 12, 2007
The Senate is working on an energy plan that would set new fuel economy standards for automobiles. Commentator Ben Stein says he's all for sound energy policy, but lawmakers are going about it all wrong.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Opening window to sue for workplace discrimination?

Jun 12, 2007
Congress is putting together legislation that would increase the amount of time workers have to file discrimination lawsuits against their employers. Supports say the current limits aren't reasonable.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs, Washington

Millionaire justices

Jun 12, 2007
Recently-released financial disclosures show that seven of the nine Supreme Court justices are millionaires. That might be expected, but the ways some of them acquired their wealth isn't. Steve Henn reports.
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A big day for business at the Supreme Court

Jun 11, 2007
The Supreme Court released four, unanimous business-related opinions today. There was some bad news for Big Tobacco. And, as Steve Henn reports, it wasn't such a good day for unions either.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Citizen ethics panel to watch over Congress

Jun 11, 2007
Advisors from outside Congress will be able to report potential violations to the House Ethics Committee. But critics say that without subpoena powers, the panel has no teeth. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Don't bet on Internet gambling ban's reversal

Jun 8, 2007
Some lawmakers are trying to undo the Internet gambling ban President Bush signed into law last year. One of them got a hearing on his proposal today on Capitol Hill. But as John Dimsdale reports, the bill faces long odds.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

States fight for emissions control

Jun 8, 2007
Fourteen states are protesting legislation in Congress they say will limit their efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Automakers say it will be hard to comply if states start setting their own fuel-economy standards. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

A G-8 agreement on climate change? Well...

Jun 7, 2007
At the G-8 Summit, President Bush made it clear he wouldn't go for a climate-change agreement. So it was curious today when word came of . . . an agreement. One that calls for big cuts in greenhouse gases. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

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