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Airlines get pension relief from Iraq spending bill

Jun 7, 2007
In the $120-billion Iraq war spending bill President Bush signed two weeks ago, amendments were slipped in that give financial breaks to two airlines. A couple of senators want to know how they got in there. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Travel, Washington

Don't confuse China with its neighbors

Jun 7, 2007
Beijing's currency manipulation has prompted calls in Congress for protectionist legislation against China and other Asian nations. But commentator Adam Posen says lawmakers could hurt Americans with a response that's too broad.
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Holding the immigration bill together... or not

Jun 7, 2007
The Senate's fragile bipartisan compromise on immigration is being tested by a series of proposed amendments, but the push and shove could come to an end soon. A vote may be forced as early as today, Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

New tale of an old scandal

Jun 7, 2007
The cast: British defense giant BAE, American banks, a Saudi Arabian prince. The alleged plotline: Contractor pays prince hundreds of millions to secure $80 billion defense deal. Now word that U.S. banks may be involved. Stephen Beard tells us how.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Immigration reform could hit us in the stomach

Jun 6, 2007
Employers in labor-intensive industries like agriculture are watching as Congress debates immigration reform. Changes in immigration laws could affect the food chain. Megan Larson reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Budget battle looms

Jun 6, 2007
Democrats are pressing ahead with spending bills that challenge President Bush to make good on his threat to veto ones that bust his budget. John Dimsdale reports on the likelihood of an ugly confrontation ahead.
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Before we let in the world's best and brightest . . .

Jun 6, 2007
Robert Reich says he's all for immigration, but he worries the immigration bill now pending in Congress is going to hurt qualified Americans looking for jobs, not to mention higher salaries.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

FTC not Wild about Whole merger thing

Jun 6, 2007
A potential merger of the two top "natural" foods chains triggers anti-trust concerns, but they argue that traditional supermarkets are offering the same organic options. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship, Retail, Washington

Homebuilders storm the Hill

Jun 6, 2007
After enjoying years of unbridled growth, many homebuilders say they're now sinking along with the subprime lending market. So 1,300 of them are in Washington today to ask for help, and they have some unlikely allies, Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Avandia's fight for survival

Jun 6, 2007
Congress holds a hearing today on the safety of diabetes drug Avandia. GlaxoSmithKline is mounting an aggressive defense for its No. 2 seller. With sales already plummeting, there's a lot of cash on the line. Helen Palmer reports
Posted In: Health, Washington

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