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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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Drawing lines on immigration bill

Mar 27, 2006
The Senate debate over giving illegal immigrants guest-worker status pits the free-market wing of the Republican Party against the conservative base. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Marketplace Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale.
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Political groups focus of lobbying bill

Mar 27, 2006
One of the proposed reforms in a lobbying bill beging debated in Congress includes restrictions on so-called 527 groups -- the unregulated political groups that played an important role in the 2004 elections. Amy Scott reports.
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What's the return on your personal info?

Mar 24, 2006
A proposed IRS rule change has some consumer advocates worried that it could allow your personal information to be sold to the highest bidder. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Tax information security

Mar 24, 2006
A proposed IRS rule change has some consumer advocates worried that US taxpayer information could be sold to the highest bidder. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Meatpacker has a beef with USDA

Mar 23, 2006
Creekstone Farms of Kansas is suing the USDA for the right to voluntarily test all of its beef for mad cow disease -- something it says it must do to re-enter the Japanese market. John Dimsdale reports.
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Bush meets the press

Mar 21, 2006
We learned a couple of things about President Bush today during his press conference. One, he doesn't like to be interrupted. And two, he doesn't necessarily understand interest rates better than anybody else.
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