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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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Snow on wages

Mar 20, 2006
US Treasury Secy. John Snow says the widening gap between high-paid and low-paid Americans shows how the nation's efficient labor market rewards more-productive workers. Kai Ryssdal speaks with John Dimsdale about Snow's remarks.
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What's on the US credit-card bill?

Mar 17, 2006
Yesterday, the Senate raised the debt ceiling by another $800 billion. So now the United States owes $9 trillion. Hillary Wicai puts this in perspective.
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Safeguarding your financial identity

Mar 17, 2006
A House Committee approved a bill that would protect consumers from security breaches that compromise their personal information. Those laws currently vary from state to state. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Budget vote-o-rama

Mar 16, 2006
On Capitol Hill today the Senate is expected to vote on numerous bills, including those relating to education and to oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Scott Tong reports.
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