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New Orleans levees in the spotlight

Nov 2, 2005
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hears expert testimony Wednesday about why the levees protecting New Orleans failed during Hurricane Katrina. Alisa Roth reports.
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Tax reform hits the fan

Nov 1, 2005
Today the President's tax reform panel formally issued its recommendations. Their goal was to make the tax code simpler and more fair. <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/reporters/tong.html">Scott Tong</a> looks to see if it will be.
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Bush decides to be prepared for bird flu

Nov 1, 2005
At the White House this morning the President rolled out his plan to protect the country from a bird flu pandemic. <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/reporters/palmer.html">Helen Palmer</a> reports from the Marketplace Health Desk at WGBH.
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Destination ANWR

Nov 1, 2005
Congress is in the midst of its budget reconciliation. Being debated today: cutting $39 billion from Medicaid and student loans programs, and opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/reporters/scott.html">Amy Scott</a> reports.
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Wal-Mart gets pre-warning warning

Nov 1, 2005
The Labor Department got some serious grief from its own inspector general this week for giving Wal-Mart a heads-up before coming to investigate. <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/reporters/glaser.html">Cheryl Glaser</a> fills us in.
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Judge Alito on business

Oct 31, 2005
Samuel Alito began this Halloween with a big treat: the president nominated him to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Court watchers are reading up on what he's written. Bob Moon has more.
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The AMT and Mrs. Brady

Oct 31, 2005
The president's commission on tax reform is expected to issue its official recommendations tomorrow. One high-profile suggestion will likely be to ditch the Alternative Minimum Tax. Scott Tong explains.
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Your refund is waiting

Oct 27, 2005
The IRS is sitting on $73 million in unclaimed tax refunds. Tess Vigeland looks at what the agency is doing to get that money where it belongs.
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Flooding and fairness

Oct 27, 2005
Today a House subcommittee takes up the issue of assessing flood standards in New Orleans and across the country. Sam Eaton reports.
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Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

Oct 27, 2005
Congress wants to tighten supervision over the government's mammoth mortgage lenders. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
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