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Debt ceiling

Mar 10, 2006
The federal budget deficit hit a new high in February -- almost $120 billion. That means the government's going to have to lift the ceiling on how much it can borrow soon. Commentator and humorist Tim Bedore has some ideas of his own about the debt ceiling.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Dubai Ports World deal

Mar 10, 2006
In the wake of Dubai Ports World's announcement to transfer operations of US ports to a US entity, Sam Eaton looks at whether the arrangement could be a template for future deals involving foreign control of US assets.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Leaving ports

Mar 9, 2006
Dubai Ports World has thrown in the towel. Its decision gets the president off the political hook. But it didn't do much to calm Congress. John Dimsdale picks up the story from there.
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H-1B Visas

Mar 9, 2006
Skilled foreign workers come to the US on H-1B visas. But a government cap on the number of documents awarded means talented workers are heading to other countries to work. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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