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Washington's import dilemma

Aug 20, 2007
A White House task force on import safety is working on recommendations to protect consumers from dangerous products. That's an interesting assignment for an administration that lives and dies by the rule of free trade, John Dimsdale reports.
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This land is ore land

Aug 20, 2007
Hard rock miners digging for gold, silver, copper or uranium operate under an 1872 law that allows them to extract public resources for free. A bill in Congress now would change that, but the companies have powerful allies, Wren Elhai reports.
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It doesn't care for strings on U.S. aid

Aug 16, 2007
The charitable organization CARE is turning down $45 million in U.S. government aid because, it says, the strings attached to the food aid package are hurting developing countries. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

The official line: You're on your own

Aug 16, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and the head of the Federal Reserve bank in St. Louis had basically the same message today -- despite the market unease, there's no plan for government intervention. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street, Washington

Whole Foods' secrets are out of the box

Aug 15, 2007
Documents detailing Whole Foods' proposed takeover of the Wild Oats chain, accidentally left exposed on a court website, provide a glimpse into how the natural food chain is playing hardball against Wal-Mart. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

U.S. increasing pressure on Iran

Aug 15, 2007
The Bush administration is reportedly taking steps to list Iran's Revolutionary Guard, which has substantial business operations, as a terrorist organization. The move would also put pressure on countries still doing business with Iran. Stephen Beard explains.
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Lobbying for child care funds

Aug 14, 2007
We all know child care is expensive. Now a survey of 600 women demonstrates how dramatically the costs may impact family planning. The group behind it hopes it'll turn up the volume on its call to restore federal budget cuts. Lisa Napoli reports.
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Fed will likely avoid 'moral hazard'

Aug 13, 2007
Should the Federal Reserve pump money into the system to help out institutional players who took big risks when times were good and money was cheap? Commentator Krishna Guha says that's looking at it the wrong way.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street, Washington

Administration lays out immigration plan

Aug 10, 2007
The Bush administration presented its immigration blueprint with two cabinet secretaries making the announcement of more than two dozen policies -- some new, some already on the books. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

SEC wades into subprime mess

Aug 10, 2007
There's word this morning that the SEC is digging into the books at top Wall Street banks and brokerage firms to make sure they're not hiding any subprime losses. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street, Washington

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