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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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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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Hacking at the social safety net?

Oct 26, 2005
Today, Chair Bill Thomas led the House Committee on Ways and Means in its costcutting efforts. Just weeks after the president promised to take on poverty, critics say vital programs are on the block. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Goodbye rabbit ears

Oct 20, 2005
Today the Senate Commerce Committee is expected to take up legislation that would move network TV transmissions from analog to digital. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Washington

Small biz contracts

Oct 20, 2005
Today House Democrats are expected to release a report evaluating the efforts of 22 federal agencies to contract with small business to help in Katrina recovery. Alisa Roth reports.
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Wilma packs a wallop

Oct 19, 2005
Today hurricane Wilma became the most powerful storm ever, and it's heading toward Florida. And disaster officials are still regrouping from Katrina and Rita. Can they get it together by the weekend? Cheryl Glaser reports.
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Tort reform, aka cheeseburgers and guns

Oct 19, 2005
Today the House passed the "cheeseburger bill," limiting lawsuits against fast food. Up tomorrow: a bill to shield gunmakers from certain liabilities. John Dimsdale explains.
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Streamlining the tax code

Oct 19, 2005
A tax panel appointed by President Bush has recommend changes to the tax code. The simple summary: Simplify. John Dimsdale has the story.
Posted In: Washington

Good marketing or privacy violation?

Oct 18, 2005
More than 100 groups, from peace activists to privacy advocates, want to know why the Department of Defense is spending tens of millions of dollars to keep track of young people. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Congressional travel — in a gray area

Oct 18, 2005
Tax law prohibits members of Congress from taking international trips paid for by private foundations. But Marketplace and Bob Williams from the Center for Public Integrity have learned California Republican Richard Pombo may have done just that. Click to hear — and read — Steve Henn's report.
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