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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.