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  • Shareholders Want Political Spending Transparency
    Corporate America is entering proxy season, when annual meetings give shareholders a forum to voice their concerns. A report released Tuesday by corporate watchdog groups shows that shareholders' top concern is disclosure of business spending on politics and lobbying.
  • Michigan Primary A Test Of Romney's Family Legacy
    There is much at stake for Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential primary in Michigan — and not just because he's in a close race with Rick Santorum. Romney has close personal ties to the state where his late father, George Romney, was a popular governor. The younger Romney will find out if that history can help his presidential bid.
  • Human Rights Victims Seek Remedy At High Court
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears two cases testing how American law intersects with international law. One case involves a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell Oil, which is accused of aiding and abetting the Nigerian government in committing atrocities in the 1990s.
  • Wyoming's GOP Caucuses: The Process Is Drawn Out And Confusing
    Republicans in Wyoming pick delegates for the national convention in a process that stretches from early February to mid-April.
  • 2nd Murdoch Tabloid Focus Of Bribery Scandal
    The senior police official investigating wrongdoing by journalists in London says there was a culture of illegal payments at the Sun tabloid to create a network of paid informants across the British government. The Sun is the second tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp to be the focus of wrongdoing.
  • Where Does The Economic Recovery Stand?
    Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, of The Wall Street Journal, and Zanny Minton Beddoes, of The Economist, about how to read the latest economic signs, and whether there are any bright areas for growth.
  • Rearview Cameras To Be Required On Autos
    Federal auto safety regulators plan to announce a new requirement this week. According to The New York Times, by 2014 all automobiles will come equipped with a rearview camera. The latest statistics show more than 200 people die each year from "backover accidents."
  • Ford's High-Tech Solutions May Ease Gridlock
    Ford is betting technology can help relieve traffic congestion around the world. In a speech Monday, Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said the company is investing in systems that will bypass traffic jams, locate parking spots and communicate with other vehicles to avoid accidents.
  • AT&T 'Throttles' Heaviest Data Users
    Throttling is a way for the cell phone company to limit its unlimited customers. Bloomberg technology columnist Rich Jaroslovsky talks to David Greene about what AT&T has been doing to customers who use the most data.
  • Throttled Customer Fights Back Against At&T
    Matt Spaccarelli was one of those unlimited data customers being throttled by AT&T. He took his beef to small claims court, and last Friday he was awarded $850. His was a lone suit. AT&T's contract forbids class-action lawsuits.

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