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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.
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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.
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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.
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US automakers want end to hybrid credits

May 9, 2006
A report today suggests GM and Ford are lobbying for rules that would reduce the incentive to buy hybrids. Why? Japanese auto giants Toyota and Honda are miles ahead in the hybrid game. Bob Moon explains.
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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.
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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.
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