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Lawmakers take up the budget

Feb 7, 2006
Today, President Bush's budget proposal lands in Congress, where both the House and Senate have scheduled committee hearings to consider it. Eric Niiler has more on how the debate over the President's spending priorities is shaping up.

The Sloan Sessions: the return of 30-year bonds

Feb 6, 2006
Later this week, the federal government will sell 30-year treasury bonds for the first time since 2001.Back then, the U.S. had a budget surplus, and had the money to pay off some of its $8 trillion dollar debt.But now, the deficit is mounting and the money's not there. Newsweek's Alan Sloan looks into whether investors are clamoring to buy the long bond.

India to buy Brazilian oil field

Feb 6, 2006
India has a growing appetite for oil. To feed that need India's state energy company is close to buying a 30% stake in a Brazilian oil field known as Project Sugar Loaf. Dan Grech reports from the America's Desk.

The budget heads to Congress

Feb 6, 2006
In his State of Union address, President Bush said he'd offer a budget that would cut funding for 140 domestic programs. Today, the President sends that budget request to Capitol Hill, but some wonder if it'll even make a dent in the deficit. Hilary Wicai reports.

The future of Wendy's

Feb 6, 2006
Wendy's has seen some frosty sales numbers lately. Today, the fast food company meets with analysts - to try to convince them things are turning around. Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.

"Company" author Max Barry

Feb 6, 2006
Max Barry got quite a shock when he went to work in sales at Hewlett Packard after college. He found the business world daunting... and inspirational. He's just written the ultimate satire of life in the corporation. It's called "Company", and it begins with the theft of a donut.

Hey - where are all the flying cars?

Feb 3, 2006
So we're six years into the 21st Century. Shouldn't we all be tooling around in flying cars? Aries Keck takes a look at the state of this Jetsonian technology.

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Corporate bankruptcies

Feb 3, 2006
More companies are likely to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year than last. Tess Vigeland looks at why.

The Job Files: Football Referee

Feb 3, 2006
This installment of The Job Files goes out onto the gridiron with football referee George Grieger.

Taking the pineapple out of Hawaii

Feb 3, 2006
Del Monte will no longer grow Hawaii's signature fruit in the Aloha State, because it's too expensive. Alisa Roth has more on the end of an era.