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Government rescue curbed crisis, watchdog report says

...and insurers helped prevent a more severe economic crisis, but might have sowed the seeds of the next one, a congressional watchdog group said Wednesday in its final report.The Congressional Oversight Panel said that the government's rescue...
Banks, retailers settle debit card feud at expense of consumers

...found that limiting swipe fees would be good for retailers but not necessarily for consumers.The independent congressional watchdog found it would be difficult to tell whether retailers were passing along any savings to consumers, and that...
We're picking our own pockets

...Republicans have gotten, they're infinitely better than their Democratic colleagues, according to new ratings by congressional watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste. In a comparison of how congressmen and senators voted on key spending bills...
Spending disgrace

...funding every agency of government except the Pentagon into one 3,000-page, 32-pound spending monstrosity. Congressional watchdogs estimate that only 10 percent of the $397.4 billion measure was debated and amended, the normal process for...
Bush's terrible Transportation pick

...Bush swapping integrity for diversity or caving in to the extreme left wing of the Democrat Party? If the congressional watchdog group Judicial Watch is right, it may be both. Democrat Norman Mineta, the pick by "Dubya" for Transportation...
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...Boeing's protest of the refueling tanker contract and recommended the service hold a new competition. The congressional watchdog said it found "a number of significant errors" in the Air Force's February decision The Air Force will determine...
Security checks at U.S. nuclear labs sparse

...obtaining background checks, but these procedures are not being enforced," according to the report by the congressional watchdog agency. Because of the lack of clear criteria for identifying visits that posed security risks, "sensitive...
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Loan defaults higher at black colleges, GAO says

...institutions in fiscal 1993, says a new analysis by the General Accounting Office. In a report released Tuesday, the congressional watchdog agency also said the average default at the black schools, $464,209 per school, was nearly four times higher...
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