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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

Bush warms to talk of climate change

May 31, 2007
President Bush today proposed new talks on cutting greenhouse gases. His last-minute change of heart — just before the G-8 summit — prompted a few cheers, some boos, but mostly surprise. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Families worry that border will become a divide

May 31, 2007
The immigration bill in Congress would give millions of illegal immigrants a path to lawful status but would leave their families behind. And, Joy Diaz reports, that worries a group of wives in southern Mexico.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico, Washington

FCC calls for cell phone locator service

May 31, 2007
One of the top reasons we carry cell phones is to have a lifeline to help in case of emergency. But there are still big holes in the safety net — like 9-1-1 not being able to locate your call — and the FCC wants to fill them. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

ACLU sues company for alleged role with CIA

May 30, 2007
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a unit of Boeing Co., charging that it assisted the CIA in abducting suspect foreigners to overseas prisons where it says they were held and tortured. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

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