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Bush tightens Sudan sanctions

May 29, 2007
President Bush today directed the Treasury Department to tighten existing economic sanctions against Sudan. It's already a crime for American companies to do business with the country. Jeff Tyler reports what's new.
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Zoellick said to be World Bank nominee

May 29, 2007
Word is out that former U.S. trade representative Robert Zoellick will be nominated Wednesday by President Bush to be the new president of the World Bank. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

'Phonemarks' replace earmarks on Capitol Hill

May 29, 2007
Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says lawmakers have found a new way to fund pet projects that avoids the bad publicity they risked from slipping pork-barrel items into legislation.
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U.S., China don't get much closer on trade issues

May 24, 2007
Two days of cabinet-level talks with China have come to a close, and the list of accomplishments is short. It's no coincidence, then, that congressional calls for sanctions just got louder. John Dimsdale reports.
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House finally moves on lobbying reform

May 24, 2007
After sweeping to power last fall and promising to clean up Washington, Democrats on Capitol Hill struggled for months to pass any lobbying reform legislation. Today the House finally took action. Steve Henn reports.
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Crumbs for kids

May 24, 2007
Commentator Eugene Steuerle says that focusing on children may be the only real way we'll ever straighten out the government's budget problems.
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Wages, war and politics

May 23, 2007
The minimum-wage increase has ended up in the Iraq war funding bill. So Democratic lawmakers are in a bind: To raise the minimum wage they'll have to vote for the war. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

New regs for Fannie and Freddie?

May 23, 2007
The two government-sponsored mortgage companies face a slew of new rules because of recent high-profile scandals. But the political winds in Washington aren't favorable. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Sarb-Ox revisited again

May 23, 2007
Many small companies have struggled to cover the costs of following the Sarbanes-Oxley accounting rules, but exempting them could encourage the type of accounting fraud the law is intended to fight. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

U.S., China work on their co-dependence

May 22, 2007
As Treasury Secy. Henry Paulson met with his China counterpart, more reports of unsafe Chinese products surfaced today. Kai Ryssdal talks with China expert Ted Fishman about the U.S.-China relationship.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

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