May 11, 2006

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Bush defends NSA snooping

May 11, 2006
Washington was rocked this morning by a USA Today story revealing that three major phone companies sold the phone records of millions of Americans to the government. John Dimsdale reports.

Senate extends tax cuts through 2010

May 11, 2006
While lawmakers trumpet the positive impact the tax cuts have had on the economy, many special interests and big companies are getting big breaks from the fine print of the deal too. Scott Tong reports.

Who should get the vaccines?

May 11, 2006
If a bird flu pandemic hits, the vaccine is almost certain to be in short supply — and there's debate about who should get it. Helen Palmer reports.

Tax cuts driving economy? Don't buy it

May 11, 2006
A package of $70 billion in tax cuts is expected to land on President Bush's desk Friday. Many Republicans say their tax-cutting policy has sparked economic growth. Economist and commentator Brad DeLong disagrees.

'If you make demands, they fire you'

May 11, 2006
The Dominican Republic is the main source of imported sugar to the US, and that's expected to increase when CAFTA goes into effect. But, Reed Lindsay reports, workers aren't seeing any of the profit.

Baby TV is here

May 11, 2006
A new TV channel promises 24-hour entertainment... for babies. The channel hopes to reach one of the last untouched TV markets, but some researchers are worried about the impact on child development. Cheryl Glaser reports.

Corporate laptop theft, part 2

May 11, 2006
In reporting his piece on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/05/02/PM200605024.html">corporate laptop theft</a> last week, Sean Cole happened upon the story of a data security breach that sent one CEO marching off to Washington to crusade for stricter information security laws.