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The return of Tysabri?

Mar 9, 2006
A drug to treat multiple sclerosis is one step closer to returning to market despite concerns it could trigger a rare brain disease. Helen Palmer reports the debate over the drug may harbinger a shift in FDA regulatory policy.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Ports face-off

Mar 8, 2006
GOP lawmakers say they will amend legislation to block the Dubai ports deal, which the president has threatened to veto. But American businesses are taking the president's side. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Rep. Bob Ney and Foxcom

Mar 8, 2006
A closer look at one favor lobbyist Jack Abramoff says he received from a prominent Ohio congressman. William Kistner reports.
Posted In: Washington

Approaching the debt ceiling

Mar 7, 2006
The Treasury Department attempts to slow the accumulation of federal red ink today by issuing $7 billion in quick-turnaround bonds. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Metro voice

Mar 3, 2006
This week, the District of Columbia unveiled a new voice for its Metro subway system. And as Gretchen Cook reports, the nation's capital is getting it free of charge.
Posted In: Washington

Fiscal checkup

Feb 6, 2006
Today The White House released a list of government programs that were deemed either effective or ineffective. Curt Nickisch browsed the site to figure out how the government's doing.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Risky business?

Feb 6, 2006
The government's proposing to create two new federally insured mortgage programs for first-time and low-income buyers. Tess Vigeland looks into whether a slowing housing market may undermine these programs at birth.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Scrutinizing supplementals

Feb 6, 2006
President Bush sent Congress a $2.77 trillion budget plan today, calling for increased defense spending that's paid for by siphoning funding from other government programs. But as Hilary Wicai reports, at least two supplemental spending bills are likely to follow.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

DirecTV fined

Dec 13, 2005
December's phone bill is turning out to be a big one for DirecTV. The Federal Trade Commission has fined the satellite television company almost $5.5 million. Regulators say telemarketers working for DirecTV made sales pitches to households that had signed up for the Do Not Call list. From Washington, Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

Congressmen behaving badly

Dec 2, 2005
As details of lobbyist Jack Abramoff's dealings with lawmakers keep coming out of Washington, polls show people are sick and tired of Congressional shell games. Commentator and Washington Post columnist Jeff Birnbaum reflects.
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