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Senate Renews Export-Import Bank's Charter

Senators voted to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank late Tuesday night, making it possible for the U.S. government to continue to insure goods in trade deals with foreign entities. 

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D.C. Council Finds Common Ground On Budget

The D.C. Council overcame its differences on next year's budget this week, tentatively approving a plan crafted by Council Chair Kwame Brown.

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Risky Bank Investments and The U.S. Economy

Reports of a massive trading blunder at JPMorgan Chase renew debate over new rules for banks. Diane and guests discuss what risky bank investments mean for the U.S. economy and ongoing efforts to impose new regulations for the banking industry.

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Long-Term Care Insurance

As America ages, more people are considering insurance for long-term care. Diane and her panel of experts discuss what the policies cover and who should purchase them.

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Senate Considering D.C. Budget Autonomy Bill

D.C. is getting another chance at budget autonomy as Sen. Joe Lieberman has introduced a bill that would allow D.C. to manage its own local financial affairs without Congressional intervention.

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Jeff Faux: "The Servant Economy"

An economist describes the financial decline of the middle class and why he believes neither political party will stop it.

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Signs of a Slowdown in Health Care Spending

There are signs that health care spending growth has slowed down in the last few years. Diane and her panel of experts look at what higher deductibles, a move away from fee-for-service plans and other changes could mean for future health...

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Virginia Assembly Eases Up On New Pension Rules

Local municipalities in Virginia will get somewhat of a reprieve from new pension rules for government workers; the General Assembly has accepted the governor's request to allow implemenation of those rules over five years. 

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Analysis: Hearings On GSA Abound, Conference Scrutiny Expands

The spending scandal plaguing the GSA just won't go away, and now some other agencies could be caught in the crossfire. GovExec senior correspondent Charles Clark talks about the latest in the ongoing saga.

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D.C. Youth Org. Gets New Board Member With Ties To Embattled Political Donor

A newly-appointed board member of the Children & Youth Investment Trust has ties to Jeffrey Thompson, one of D.C.'s most prolific political donors who is under federal investigation related to campaign contributions.

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