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Lawmaker's role in airport deal questioned

Mar 30, 2006
California congressman Gary Miller may have used his office to close an airport so that his former business partners could profit by developing the land into houses. John Dimsdale reports.
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Businesses wary of stricter oversight

Mar 30, 2006
In the wake of the failed Dubai Ports deal, lawmakers meet today to discuss strengthening government oversight of similar deals. Some business leaders worry the government might go too far. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Senate lobbying bill is weak, critics say

Mar 30, 2006
The Senate passed a lobbying reform bill Wednesday on a vote of 90-8, but as Tess Vigeland reports, critics say the bill does little to change the status quo.
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Border issues top talks between Bush, Canada's PM

Mar 30, 2006
President Bush and Canada's new Prime Minister Stephen Harper meet today at a summit in Cancun, Mexico. Harper will likely want to discuss Canadian businesses' growing concern about stricter US border policies. Steve McNalley reports.
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Senate approves lobbying reform bill

Mar 29, 2006
The Senate approved a bill today that revises ethics rules regarding politicians and lobbyists. And even though many think the bill is just a partial cleaning at best, lawmakers are putting it through the political spin cycle. Scott Tong reports.
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More MPGs required for SUVs, light trucks

Mar 29, 2006
The Department of Transportation announced today it would raise the average fuel-economy standard for light trucks and SUVs to 24 mpg by 2011. John Dimsdale reports.
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Abramoff to learn his fate

Mar 29, 2006
Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff will learn his fate in the first of two criminal cases against him in Miami today. He could get up to seven years in prison for charges related to the purchase of a casino cruise line. Amy Scott reports.
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Tougher MPG requirements for SUVs

Mar 29, 2006
The US government unveils new fuel economy rules today that will put stricter mileage requirements on SUVs and trucks. It's part of an effort to wean this country from Middle Eastern oil. Janet Babin reports.
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Best theater in London? The budget process

Mar 28, 2006
While America and Britain share many cultural traits, Financial Times editor David Wells says their approach to the public sector budget process couldn't be more different.
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Immigration battle lines are drawn

Mar 28, 2006
There's a wide gulf between the sides in the immigration-reform battle. The House has passed legislation that would criminalize illegal immigrants.Today, the Senate debates a bill that includes the immigrant-friendly guest-worker program. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
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