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No break for small business

May 18, 2006
The SEC announced yesterday it will not exempt small businesses from strict Sarbanes-Oxley accounting standards meant to prevent Enron-style fraud. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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There goes the debt ceiling

May 18, 2006
Remember in March when Congress raised the limit on the amount of red ink the government can run up? Well, lawmakers are back at it again. Hillary Wicai has the scoop.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Restricting military exports to China

May 18, 2006
The US government is discussing widening restrictions on exports of military technology to China, but many US businesses worry they'll just lose out to companies in other countries. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

NSA phone spying controversy rages on

May 17, 2006
The phone companies continued today to deny they were complicit in any criminal behavior. And, the National Security Agency began briefing members of the Intelligence Committees. John Dimsdale sorts through it all.
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Why Net neutrality matters

May 17, 2006
The current debate in Congress could change the Internet as we know it. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli talks to host Mark Austin Thomas
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Confused Congress?

May 17, 2006
Lawmakers for weeks have been discussing lobbying reform legislation that clamps down on pork-barrel spending. But today the House begins debate on an appropriations bill full of anonymous 'earmark' spending. Say what? Scott Tong reports.
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NSA phone spying case getting murkier

May 17, 2006
USA Today reported last week that three major phone companies have been turning over records to the National Security Agency. But Verizon, AT&T and BellSouth are denying that — sort of. Janet Babin reports.
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Biometric ID cards for immigrants?

May 16, 2006
Looks like President Bush might just get that guest worker program. But now somebody's got to figure out the hard parts, like how to track millions of undocumented or falsely documented workers. John Dimsdale reports.
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Bush addresses immigration

May 16, 2006
President Bush addressed the nation Monday to outline his plans to deal with illegal immigration. He called for a guest worker program and stressed the need to tighten security at the Mexican border.
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The IRS has had enough

May 16, 2006
The IRS is yanking tax-exempt status from dozens of credit counseling agencies found to be taking advantage of their clients — people already desperate for financial help. Lisa Napoli reports.
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