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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.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

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.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

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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Growing alternative fuels

Mar 16, 2006
Former Senators Tom Daschle and Bob Dole are starting a new effort to bolster bio-fuel and wind energy programs on America's farms. Is that what farmers want? Sam Eaton reports.
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A full-court press on online gambling

Mar 16, 2006
As March Madness betting kicks into high gear, a House committee considers a bill to block online gambling by barring banks and credit cards from processing gaming payments. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Sports, Washington

Getting in China's face on trade

Mar 16, 2006
Three US senators go to China next week to talk to officials about whether they are going to let their currency appreciate. If the answer is no, the senators have a bill that would slap nasty tariffs on Chinese imports. Jocelyn Ford reports.
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FCC enforces decency rules

Mar 16, 2006
Ever since the Janet Jackson breast exposure at the Super Bowl, the Federal Communications Commission has been promising a crackdown. Yesterday, it delivered, with nearly $4 million in fines. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Commentary: Put a lid on the debt ceiling

Mar 15, 2006
The Senate has until the end of the week to raise the debt limit. It will be the fourth time in five years Congress will let the nation go deeper into the red. Commentator Steve Moore says it's time for the buck to stop.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Free speech and campaign money

Mar 15, 2006
There's a fight brewing over political money and the Internet. It involves the Federal Election Commission, Congress and a whole slew of bloggers. Hillary Wicai reports.
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