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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

CAFE standards revisited

May 9, 2006
The debate over fuel economy standards for new cars rages on in Washington this week. Faced with rising gas prices, a Senate panel today looks at raising fuel efficiency standards. Sam Eaton reports.
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Seniors, sign up or pay more

May 9, 2006
President Bush is spearheading the government's push to enroll seniors in Medicare Part D, the drug benefit, before the May 15 deadline. Folks who don't sign up by Monday will have to pay more. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Oil puts Kazakhstan on Cheney's itinerary

May 5, 2006
Vice President Cheney visits Kazakhstan today. One topic of discussion: Kazakhstan's vast oil and gas reserves. Cheryl Glaser has the story.
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Cheney v. Putin

May 5, 2006
The vice president and the Kremlin exchanged verbal jabs over state control of Russia's oil reserves Thursday. The jousting is bound to color discussions at this summer's G8 summit in Russia. Alasdair Sanford reports.
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Investing in vaccines

May 4, 2006
Federal health authorities today issued more than a billion dollars worth of contracts to speed the production of vaccines in preparation for a possible avian flu pandemic. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Science, Washington

Fill'er up with ethanol

May 4, 2006
Ethanol made from corn seems to be the new darling of Washington's energy planning, but tough questions remain about its overall economic value. Curt Nickisch reports.
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Road construction nightmare

May 4, 2006
Six men have been indicted for using bad concrete to build Boston's beleaguered Big Dig highway project. From WBUR, reporter Martha Bebinger looks at what went wrong.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Emergency supplemental fight

May 4, 2006
The Senate is expected to approve more than $100 billion in emergency spending today after weeks of debate. But as Hillary Wicai reports, the real fight is just beginning.
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Lawmakers debate financial oversight

May 4, 2006
A Senate panel today begins considering proposals to relax oversight over financial services companies such as banks and credit unions. Amy Scott reports.
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