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Time to pony up for road repair

Aug 21, 2007
It's going to cost some $250 million to repair the collapsed highway bridge in Minnesota and there are already calls for more federal funds to fix other bridges around the country. So where's Congress going to get all that cash? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

Washington cash flow shifts left

Aug 21, 2007
For the first time in 18 years, Democratic candidates are out-fundraising their GOP counterparts. That means people with a lot of money are betting the Dems will hold onto power, Steve Henn reports.
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Answers or hot air on global warming?

Aug 20, 2007
Debate in Congress over government regulations on carbon dioxide emissions is starting to heat up. Sam Eaton reports on the differing views on a carbon tax and "cap and trade."
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Hospitals' mistakes could cost them

Aug 20, 2007
Medicare is set to publish new rules this week that will pay providers more for treating sicker patients, but less if hospitals make mistakes that make patients sicker. Helen Palmer reports that other insurers will surely follow suit.
Posted In: Health, Washington

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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