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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

Private equity's rising debt gets Fed's attention

Jun 5, 2007
Fed chief Ben Bernanke said today he's still worried about inflation. Something else the Fed is keeping its eye on is the debt that some private equity firms are amassing in their recent buying binge. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street, Washington

Options a good deal for companies, too

Jun 5, 2007
CEOs of many big corporations get stock options worth millions. But because of a loophole in reporting the deals, the companies can cash in, too. Now the deals are under the gun — John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Investing, Taxes, Washington

Dems spend less to raise more

Jun 4, 2007
Leading Democratic presidential candidates are spending far less to raise campaign cash than their Republican counterparts, thanks in no small part to their affinity for the online business model. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Poverty finds a voice on campaign trail

Jun 4, 2007
Lobbyists are working to make poverty a higher priority, and the '08 election is providing a springboard for discussion. Candidates from both parties are expected make poverty a stop on the road to the White House. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Washington

OMB: Let's hear it on earmarks

Jun 1, 2007
A memo from the Office of Management and Budget is ordering agency heads to pass along the specifics of congressional earmarks — those pet projects slipped into spending bills. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Dems look to fix pay discrimination ruling

Jun 1, 2007
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that employees have just six months to sue if they think they're getting less pay. Some Democrats are crafting a bill that would give them more time. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

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