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E-mails sought in Sallie Mae probe

| May 2, 2007
Department of Education officials are in the hot seat for allegedly favoring some lenders in the $85 billion student loan industry. Democrats are expanding their probe and will question the department head.
Posted In: Washington

April rains on U.S. jobs numbers

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 2, 2007
A survey this morning reported that April job growth was the weakest in four years. Downturns in the housing and sub-prime lending industries could be spreading, and the impact is being felt on the GDP.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

U.S. may probe BAE corruption case

| May 2, 2007
An earlier investigation into corruption charges against the U.K.-based defense contractor were quietly dropped after pressure on Tony Blair's government by Saudi Arabia.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Murdoch has a jones to buy WSJ parent

Alisa Roth | May 1, 2007
News Corp, which already controls some big English and Australian papers, made a play today for Dow Jones, the parent company of the Wall Street Journal. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

What's Murdoch's plan?

Kai Ryssdal | May 1, 2007
Kai Ryssdal talks with media columnist Tim Rutten of the Los Angeles Times about how Rupert Murdoch sees Dow Jones fitting into the News Corp empire.
Posted In: Wall Street

Controlling war spending? Not accomplished

Steve Henn | May 1, 2007
Something's been lost in the debate over emergency Iraq war funding and troop withdrawal deadlines. The price tag for the war is approaching $500 billion — about 10 times the advertised price. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Congress wants food for thought on FDA

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 1, 2007
As the Food & Drug Administration tries to deal with the fallout from the contaminated pet food scandal, Congress has started looking at whether the agency is doing its job. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

Immigration reform still not close

John Dimsdale | May 1, 2007
Congress continues to struggle with immigration reform. Back-room politicking hasn't done much so far. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Keeping Mexicans home

Kai Ryssdal | May 1, 2007
While immigration is a problem for the U.S., Mexico has an emigration problem. Latin America expert Pamela Starr talks with Kai Ryssdal about the Mexican President Calderon's efforts to deal with it.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

Bernanke's got it right

| May 1, 2007
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says tariffs and quotas to protect American industry are a bad idea that will only hurt the U.S. economy. Commentator Stephen Moore says Bernanke is right on the mark.

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