U.S., South Korea hunt cyber attackers

Jul 9, 2009
Officials are trying to find the source of a new wave of cyber attacks on Web sites in the U.S. and South Korea. There's speculation that North Korea is behind the attacks, but sourcing a cyber offensive can be tricky. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Internet, Washington

Fuel efficiency enters bailout debate

Dec 9, 2008
Haggling over a $15 billion government rescue of the American automobile industry continues in Washington. One of the issues still being debated is how much fuel efficiency should be imposed on carmakers. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Response post: renewables can't be stopped

Oct 3, 2008
It looks like Michigan and Washington are closely aligned with their renewable portfolio standards of 10% by 2015 and 15% by 2020, respectively....
Posted In: bailout, renewable energy, Washington

FDA putting out the 'help wanted' sign

Apr 30, 2008
After a little financial help from Congress, the Food and Drug Administration announced it will hire 1,300 new employees. It's a big deal for an agency that currently employs about 10,000 workers. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs, Washington

Bush speaks, we read between the lines

Apr 29, 2008
President Bush was firmly on message today in a Rose Garden press conference: It's a slowdown, not a recession... He'd love to lower gas prices, but Congress is standing in the way. Bob Moon and Kai Ryssdal examine what the president said and didn't say.
Posted In: Washington

Another rate cut expected from Fed

Apr 29, 2008
The Federal Open Market Committee is in the middle of a two-day meeting on interest rates. Chances are good that tomorrow the federal funds rate will be trimmed again, despite worries about rising prices. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Week on Wall Street

Mar 21, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

Regulatory agencies continue to shrink

Feb 28, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman is stepping down. Her resignation is one of many which have left government regulatory agencies severely understaffed in the last year of the Bush Presidency. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Where does that $3 trillion go?

Feb 26, 2008
This year President Bush proposed a federal budget of more than $3 trillion. Kai Ryssdal talks to Scott Bittle, author of "Where Does the Money Go?," about how taking a closer look at the spending of federal dollars could help avoid future deficits.
Posted In: Books, Washington

Lobbyists jockey for stimulus plan favors

Jan 18, 2008
Washington is in high gear to put together a plan to ward off a recession, and special interest groups are all pressing for a piece of the economic pie. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes, Washington