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For Senators back from Easter, it's Christmas

Apr 21, 2006
All kinds of extra expenses are being hung on a $106 billion supplemental spending bill for Iraq and Hurricane Katrina that U.S. senators take up next week. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Accounting standards for small business

Apr 17, 2006
Economist Eric Talley talks with host Mark Austin Thomas about efforts to relax the strict accounting standards set by the Sarbanes-Oxley law.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

So what's your excuse?

Apr 17, 2006
The IRS has more than 40 categories for excuses Americans use to avoid filing tax returns. As Brian Bull reports, few if any of them work.
Posted In: Washington

Bush pushes worker plan to small business

Apr 13, 2006
President Bush told a small-business conference today that an immigration bill must contain a guest worker program. But John Dimsdale reports that small-business owners are sharply divided on the proposal.
Posted In: Washington

India courts Congress

Apr 12, 2006
US congressional representatives are in India today to meet with officials about President Bush's proposal to formally acknowledge India's nuclear program. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Washington

US-China trade talks

Apr 11, 2006
Representatives from the US and China sit down today to seek resolution on long-simmering trade disputes. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more on what's at stake.
Posted In: Washington

Immigration protests fill streets nationwide

Apr 10, 2006
Hundreds of thousands of people rallied across the country today in support of immigration reform. The protests were part of a national "Campaign for Immigrants' Dignity." John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Immigration debate comes down to dollars

Apr 7, 2006
Commentator Michael Scherer argues that the debate over immigration isn't so much about national security versus job security. It's about money.
Posted In: Washington

Mad cow? Bird flu? We've got a joke for you

Apr 7, 2006
A cow, a chicken and a pig walk into a bar. The bartender says, Can I see some ID? Amy Scott provides the punch line . . . .
Posted In: Health, Washington

Immigration reform moves a step forward

Apr 6, 2006
The US Senate reached a compromise on a bill that would provide legal status and eventual citizenship to many of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. Kai Ryssdal gets the details from Marketplace's John Dimsdale.
Posted In: Canada, Washington