Six weeks in, BP and the federal government have started accepting some international help in cleaning up the oil leak. Sophisticated skimmers from the Netherlands are set to be at work in the Gulf. What took so long? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
More than 200,000 small nonprofits could lose their tax-exempt status if they don't file a form with the IRS by the end of today. The IRS is changing the rules for these organizations so it can keep better track of them. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Under the energy and climate bill introduced today, new limits on carbon dioxide pollution wouldn't hit all industries at once, and oil companies wouldn't be allowed into the carbon trading market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman unveil an energy and climate bill today that includes a federal mandate for renewable energy. But Senate leaders want to scale down the bill as it lacks Republican co-sponsors. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
The Senate will pick up the debate on a financial overhaul bill. But the legislation doesn't include reforms for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which are eating through billions of taxpayer dollars. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
The Brookings Institution released a study saying country's getting older and less educated. Report authors suggest recruiting skilled, educated immigrants to help the workforce. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.