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Media Hit | Democracy

Ruling: Influence peddling or free speech?

Republicans are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to relax campaign-finance laws regulating corporations and labor unions, while Democrats say Thursday's decision will allow companies to buy and sell elections.

Legislating Toxic Chemicals

Maryland's Public Interest Research Group is looking to get new bans on certain chemicals.

Federal consumer protection bill draws praise, wariness

Federal legislation intended to add new protections for financial products is drawing some opposition from banks and financial planners, but support from consumer advocates who say the safeguards are needed.

Media Hit | Higher Ed

College Students Cope With Rising Textbook Costs

Maryland college students heading back to school are getting a tough lesson in economics, with the rising cost of college textbooks adding a burden after room and board are paid for.

It's leading to a war of words between publishers and consumer groups, the I-Team's Deborah Weiner reported.

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