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Tough new regs target SSN fraud

Aug 3, 2007
A crackdown on fraudulent Social Security numbers could be costly to illegal immigrants and employers who don't bother to verify documents. As Dan Grech reports, as many as four million workers risk getting fired.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Rise of the green collar worker

Aug 3, 2007
Demand for skilled workers is already outpacing supply in the rapidly expanding eco-friendly sector of the economy. Enter legislation that could help fill the gap -- and provide pathways out of poverty for thousands of workers. Sam Eaton has details.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Congress packing lots in before break

Aug 3, 2007
August recess is scheduled to begin tomorrow so lawmakers this week have been scrambling to put some bills to the president's desk before they leave town. Jeremy Hobson looks at what's on the agenda.
Posted In: Washington

More pork in Alaska's scandal

Jul 31, 2007
Alaska's congressional delegation takes a back seat to no one when it comes to bringing home the bacon. The latest allegations implicate Republican Senator Ted Stevens. Steve Henn has details.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Carmakers want watered down CAFE

Jul 30, 2007
Congress is racing full-speed ahead towards tougher fuel economy standards by 2020 or sooner, but the auto industry is lobbying hard to put the breaks on. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Budget showdown risky for Bush

Jul 27, 2007
The president says he will veto "wasteful" spending plans proposed by Democrats. But the majority party has a lot to gain and President Bush a lot to lose in a government shutdown. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Farm subsidies as seen from the farm

Jul 26, 2007
With the House considering a multibillion-dollar farm bill this week, we sought out the view from the tractor. Kai Ryssdal talks with Georgia farmer Stephen Houston.
Posted In: Washington

Paulson: Farm bill bad for trade

Jul 26, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told the House today that the farm bill it's debating would damage relations with U.S. trading partners. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Cut corporate taxes, or close loopholes?

Jul 26, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson believes the tax burden on businesses is driving some companies away. Critics say closing tax code loopholes benefitting well-connected industries is a better move. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

'Open access' battle heats up in D.C.

Jul 26, 2007
Google has proposed a billion-dollar bid to keep airwaves open to smaller telecoms and innovators. But established telecom carriers say it's nothing but a government handout of valuable spectrum. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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