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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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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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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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Federal contractors, federal cheats

Mar 14, 2006
A new study finds 10% of federal contractors are delinquent on their taxes. The Senate is holding a hearing today to learn more about the problem. Scott Tong reports.
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Google fights search seizures

Mar 14, 2006
Google seems to be have no fear about taking on the government. Today, the search engine does battle with the Justice Department at a hearing in California. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Recognizing drug courts' success

Mar 14, 2006
In Washington today, an event to celebrate the success of the nation's drug courts -- and to elbow the folks in Congress who slashed the program's funding last year. Jeff Tyler reports.
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Now playing: Debt ceiling drama

Mar 14, 2006
The debt ceiling is supposed to put a limit on how much the US Treasury can borrow. But, historically, this issue's provided a lot more heat than light. Scott Tong reports.
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Budget battle

Mar 13, 2006
Forget the Democrats, Senate Republicans can't even agree among themselves over how to proceed with the 2007 federal budget, which hits the Senate floor today for debate. Hillary Wicai has more.
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Cities look to forestall cuts

Mar 13, 2006
Municipal officials from across the country gather in Washington D.C. today to lobby Congress to preserve funding given to cities through Community Development Block Grants. Helen Palmer reports.
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