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May 3, 2006

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A creative prostitution solution

May 3, 2006
John Laurenson reports on how Germany is offering an interesting career change for its prostitutes — and how the country is dealing with an expected demand for prostitution during the upcoming World Cup.

MasterCard IPO

May 3, 2006
MasterCard today set an estimated price for its IPO, expecting to raise almost $3 billion. That would make it the largest stock offering in US history. So what will MasterCard do with all that cash? Tess Vigeland reports.
MasterCard sticker from a storefront door
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Three rolls of forever stamps please

May 3, 2006
The US Postal Service wants to raise the price of first-class stamps to 42 cents. But this time you might be able to hedge the rising cost of postage by purchasing "forever stamps." Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Unlikely allies in immigration fight

May 3, 2006
The Minutemen vigilante group thinks it has found an ally in its anti-immigration campaign — the African-American community. Jeff Tyler looks at how this odd couple of politics is fighting back.

Congress still dancing around gas prices

May 3, 2006
The scramble to do something about gas prices continues on Capitol Hill but critics claim Congress is only tinkering at the edges of the real problems. John Dimsdale does a little history on gas price legislation — and fear of price gouging.

Lobby reform losing teeth by the day

May 3, 2006
The House of Representatives is considering lobbying reforms today, but compared to what some critics are calling for, the House bill seems rather...lenient. Scott Tong tells us what was left out of the legislation.

Lawyers, lobbyists wage search engine wars

May 3, 2006
Microsoft is trying to get ahead in the search engine business by leaving Google out of its new browser. Commentator Robert Reich says Google's fighting back, but not necessarily fighting fair.