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Mining companies dig deeper

Sep 4, 2007
Critics say mining companies are sacrificing safety to get every last lump of coal out of the ground. Jeremy Hobson reports that demand and prices for coal are up, giving companies incentive to mine every inch they can.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Will Congress bail out lenders? Borrowers?

Sep 3, 2007
Congress returns from recess this week. First up: what to do about the mortgage meltdown and ensuing credit market crisis. Some worry that lawmakers will be too generous with taxpayer money in the fix. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Bush's rescue plan for ARM refugees

Aug 31, 2007
President Bush rolls out a rescue plan for homeowners facing foreclosure when their adjustable-rate mortgages adjust too far. Is it too little, too late? John Dimsdale reports on potential bailouts for lenders and borrowers.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Careful helping off-shored unemployed

Aug 31, 2007
When Congress returns after the Labor Day holiday, it will debate re-authorizing a program to help U.S. workers who lose their jobs due to imports or off-shoring. But a new proposal could damage the middle class, says commentator Beth Shulman.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Iraqi task force targets contract fraud

Aug 30, 2007
The U.S. Army is launching a major investigation into fraud reports in all those private contracts awarded for military operations in Iraq. With 18,000 contracts in four years, they'll be plenty busy. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Keeping to a frugal U.S. spending diet

Aug 29, 2007
Latest projections put the U.S. federal deficit at less than $160 billion -- the smallest deficit since before the September 11 terrorist attacks. Commentator David Frum says the government need to keep it that way.
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A change to mountaintop-mining rules?

Aug 23, 2007
The Bush Administration is preparing new rules to encourage what some say is a safer and more efficient type of above-ground mining -- mountaintop, or strip, mining. John Dimsdale reports environmentalists are worried.
Posted In: Washington

Bush backers begin surge of their own

Aug 22, 2007
President Bush's speech today to the VFW is the opening volley in a White House campaign to build support for keeping troops in Iraq. And, as Steve Henn reports, the president will have some well-financed allies backing him up.
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Officials try a little confidence boosting

Aug 21, 2007
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson came together today to reassure everyone that they're on top of any changes to the subprime-riddled economy. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street, Washington

Face-off ahead on child healthcare

Aug 21, 2007
The White House says it's going to limit states from expanding the federal program that provides healthcare to kids in middle-income families -- even though Congress wants an expansion. John Dimsdale has the details.
Posted In: Health, Washington

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