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Thursday, January 29, 2009

  • Economic Stimulus Moves to Senate Following House Approval

    Stimulusweb

    The House has passed an $819 billion stimulus package, marking one of the most expensive pieces of legislation ever to move through Congress. Not a single Republican voted for the bill. We speak to William Greider, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine. [includes rush transcript]

  • Food Safety: Georgia Plant Knowingly Shipped Contaminated Peanuts; Study Links Corn Syrup to Toxic Mercury

    Damagedweb

    We look at two stories on food safety. The FDA has
    issued one of the largest food recalls in history after eight people died of salmonella poisoning. A Georgia peanut plant knowingly shipped products contaminated with salmonella on a dozen occasions over the past two years. And a pair of new studies has revealed traces of toxic mercury can be found in many popular food items containing high-fructose corn syrup. The sweetener has become a widely used substitute for sugar in processed foods, including many items marketed toward children. [includes rush transcript]