Super committee likely to be at an impasse

Nov 21, 2011
The super committee is bumping up its deadline to reach a budget solution, and so far, no end is in sight.
Posted In: super committee, debt ceiling, Washington

How firm is the super committee's debt deadline?

Nov 11, 2011
Europe isn't the only one with debt concerns -- the U.S. has a deadline in two weeks to figure out a way to cut down our own deficit. But that deadline might not be too firm.
Posted In: Washington

Senate passes bill to halt undervaluing of Chinese yuan

Oct 12, 2011
Complaints against China and its ability to undervalue its currency have made their way to the U.S. Senate. The bill would impose tariffs on imports from countries suspected of such monetary maneuvers.
Posted In: Washington

Secretary Geithner heads to Congress to report on U.S. financial system

Oct 6, 2011
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner heads to Congress today to deliver a report on the level of risk in the U.S. financial system.
Posted In: Washington

Enough with being against Washington

Sep 30, 2011
Most Americans are not happy about what's going on in Washington. But commentator Rob Walker says playing the blame game isn't going to get us anywhere.
Posted In: Washington

Pakistan's D.C. lobbyists working overtime

May 6, 2011
They're scrambling on Capitol Hill to deflect accusations that Islamabad was complicit in giving Osama bin Laden refuge. So what's the elevator pitch?
Posted In: Washington

D.C. stores charging 5 cents to bag it

May 4, 2010
If you're shopping for food in Washington, D.C., you'll now be charged 5 cents every time you need a bag. The money goes to a fund to fish plastic bags from the Anacostia River, and is encouraging the use of reusable bags. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

States clamor to be home to Northrop

Apr 9, 2010
Local governments in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. are all pitching to home defense contractor Northrop Grumman's new headquarters as it moves from L.A. But some view the efforts as a waste of money. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Government draws more people to D.C.

Feb 10, 2010
The nation's capital is hopping because the bad old days when Washington's murder rate was the highest in the country and the mayor was busted for smoking crack seem like a long time ago. Why? Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Washington

Snowstorm boosts hardware store's biz

Feb 10, 2010
Amity Jeans, assistant manager at Frager's Hardware in Washington, D.C., talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the East Coast snowstorm has affected the store's business.
Posted In: Washington