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Bush defends NSA snooping

May 11, 2006
Washington was rocked this morning by a USA Today story revealing that three major phone companies sold the phone records of millions of Americans to the government. John Dimsdale reports.
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Corporate laptop theft, part 2

May 11, 2006
In reporting his piece on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/05/02/PM200605024.html">corporate laptop theft</a> last week, Sean Cole happened upon the story of a data security breach that sent one CEO marching off to Washington to crusade for stricter information security laws.
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Tax cuts feeding economy or starving government?

May 10, 2006
The Senate is expected to pass a tax bill today extending many of President Bush's tax cuts through 2010. The move is intended to make it very hard for whatever party controls Congress in 2010 to raise taxes again. John Dimsdale explains.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Oil market making Washington crazy

May 10, 2006
The White House and Congress are trying to crack down on what they call gas price gouging. But at the same time, they want to give more subsidies to oil and gas companies. Commentator and economist Glenn Hubbard is very confused.
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Tax cut extension

May 10, 2006
Congressional Republicans agreed to pass $70 billion in tax cut extensions Tuesday despite criticism the move could worsen the federal budget deficit. Tess Vigeland reports.
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China labeled a currency manipulator?

May 10, 2006
American manufacturers hope the Treasury Department uses those words in reference to China in a report to Congress today about countries that don't allow their currencies to float on the open market. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Sarbanes-Oxley powwow

May 10, 2006
Business leaders and economists gather in Washington today to weigh in on proposals to loosen strict new accounting standards for most US businesses. Amy Scott reports.
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Increased dependence on foreign ethanol?

May 10, 2006
President Bush and House Majority Leader John Boehner have proposed relaxing tariffs on foreign ethanol to help reduce gasoline prices. But it won't be an easy sell to Corn Belt lawmakers. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Senate debates small-business health insurance

May 9, 2006
Senate Republicans are trying to change the nation's health insurance system to encourage small businesses to offer coverage. But Democrats are worried the bill may reduce coverage for millions who are already insured. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Congress seeks OK on foreign investments

May 9, 2006
Both houses of Congress are working on bills that will make it harder for the executive branch to approve foreign takeovers of American companies without Congressional approval. John Dimsdale has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

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