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  • 3index11
    January 7, 2014  

    A bill that would restore benefits to the long-term unemployed cleared its first hurdle when six Senate Republicans voted with the Democrats to limit debate. The measure would extend unemployment benefits to 1.3 million Americans for three months while lawmakers work on a long-term deal. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • Unemployment Rate Drops To 7 Percent, As Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs In Nov.
    January 6, 2014  

    Emergency benefits for the long-term unemployed stopped for 1.3 million Americans at the end of December. Kwame Holman recaps the political debate over restarting those payments. Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum on how to address unemployment. Continue reading

  • flame
    January 1, 2014  

    Flame retardants are commonplace in most upholstered furniture to help prevent house fires. But studies have linked the chemicals to cancer and fertility problems, prompting California to change the state’s furniture flammability standards. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how the move could have a ripple effect across the country. Continue reading

  • Malakwal City
    December 30, 2013  

    Seeds are big business in Hawaii, where large biotech companies develop genetically modified crops. Megan Thompson reports on a battle being waged on the island of Kauai by residents who say growing practices like pesticide use are hazardous to public health. Continue reading

  • 2index72
    December 18, 2013  

    A review group appointed by the White House to assess the NSA’s data-gathering practices is calling for new rules. Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies, discuss their views on the recommendations with Jeffrey Brown. Continue reading

  • 2index60
    December 17, 2013  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Senate voted to limit debate on a bipartisan budget deal that has already passed in the House of Representatives, clearing the way for a final vote. Also, six American soldiers died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the worst single incident to hit NATO forces there in months. Continue reading

  • 2index61
    December 17, 2013  

    GlaxoSmithKline has announced it will no longer pay doctors to promote its drugs, nor reward sales representatives based on how many prescriptions doctors write. Judy Woodruff gets views on the business and ethical issues at play from Dr. Jerry Avorn and Dr. Thomas Stossel, both of Harvard Medical School. Continue reading

  • Bipartisan U.S. Budget Deal Said to Ease Automatic Spending Cuts
    December 11, 2013  

    Avoiding provisions that sharply divide the two parties, budget negotiators reached a deal to fund the government for two years. Kwame Holman reports on reaction to the deal. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Rattner of Willett Advisors, Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum and Romina Boccia of the Heritage Foundation. Continue reading

  • Paul Volcker
    December 10, 2013  

    Five U.S. regulatory agencies gave final approval to a rule that will bar U.S. banks from trading with their own money for a profit. Jeffrey Brown examines the Volcker Rule and its implications with views from Dennis Kelleher of Better Markets and Wayne Abernathy of the American Bankers Association. Continue reading

  • November 21, 2013  

    Senate Democrats used their majority to pass a rules change that makes it easier to act on most presidential judicial nominations. Now only a simple majority will be required instead of the 60 votes in the past to overcome certain filibusters. Gwen Ifill gets debate from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. Continue reading

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