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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.
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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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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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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.
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Sweatshops for Uncle Sam

Mar 15, 2006
A report out this week suggests sweatshops are alive and well in the United States. In fact, some of the factories are busy making uniforms for the US military. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Health insurance bill

Mar 15, 2006
Today the Senate Health Committee tackles a bill to make it easier for small businesses to offer health insurance coverage. But, as Helen Palmer reports, the bill has plenty of critics.
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Reich: Good debt, bad debt

Mar 15, 2006
Congress is poised to raise the nation's debt limit. The White House wants to boost the ceiling by hundreds of billions of dollars. Commentator Robert Reich says there's nothing wrong with debt, but it's what you spend it on that counts.
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Senate looking into oil mergers

Mar 14, 2006
Today, executives from the nation's six largest oil companies go before a Senate committee. They'll be asked to explain whether mergers have anything to do with their gushing profits. Sam Eaton reports.
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