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Lobbying for child care funds

Aug 14, 2007
We all know child care is expensive. Now a survey of 600 women demonstrates how dramatically the costs may impact family planning. The group behind it hopes it'll turn up the volume on its call to restore federal budget cuts. Lisa Napoli reports.
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Fed will likely avoid 'moral hazard'

Aug 13, 2007
Should the Federal Reserve pump money into the system to help out institutional players who took big risks when times were good and money was cheap? Commentator Krishna Guha says that's looking at it the wrong way.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street, Washington

Administration lays out immigration plan

Aug 10, 2007
The Bush administration presented its immigration blueprint with two cabinet secretaries making the announcement of more than two dozen policies -- some new, some already on the books. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

SEC wades into subprime mess

Aug 10, 2007
There's word this morning that the SEC is digging into the books at top Wall Street banks and brokerage firms to make sure they're not hiding any subprime losses. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street, Washington

Early primaries feed local economies

Aug 10, 2007
States like Florida and South Carolina are jockeying to move their primaries and caucuses earlier than ever. It's mostly about political clout, to be sure, but early primaries are a boost for local economies too. Steve Tripoli reports.
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Bush not pumped about gas tax

Aug 9, 2007
At a news conference, President Bush made it clear what he thinks of a higher gas tax to fix the nation's infrastructure. He also fielded a larger-than-usual array of questions about the state of the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Washington

Screening plan hits turbulent reaction

Aug 9, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security issued a revised Secure Flight passenger screening program today. And privacy rights advoctates were quick to respond. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Crime, Travel, Washington

China issues subtle threat to U.S.

Aug 8, 2007
With Congress threatening trade sanctions against China, two lower-level Chinese officials have fired back, saying their nation's $1 trillion-plus holdings of U.S. Treasury notes could be a "bargaining chip." Steve Tripoli reports.
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No match, no job

Aug 8, 2007
Any day now, the Department of Homeland Security is expected to unveil new rules requiring employers to fire workers whose Social Security numbers don't match their names. But critics say don't expect those workers to go home. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Fed's words speak louder than action

Aug 7, 2007
The Federal Open Market Committee held interest rates steady at 5.25% today. But as is usually the case of late, everybody was more interested in what the Fed had to say rather than what it did. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street, Washington

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