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2005-11-16 00:17:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration needs to strengthen the security of domestic air cargo, Congressional investigators said in a report released on Wednesday.

2005-11-14 17:29:35

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Food and Drug Administration officials may have decided to reject a politically sensitive request for over-the-counter sales of a "morning-after" contraceptive months before agency scientists finished reviewing scientific data, congressional investigators said on Monday.

2005-11-14 13:12:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's initial review of Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s bid to sell the Plan B "morning-after" contraceptive without a prescription was "unusual," congressional investigators said in a report released on Monday.

2005-11-14 12:17:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration review of Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s bid to sell the Plan B "morning-after" contraceptive without a prescription has been "unusual," congressional investigators said in a report released on Monday.

2005-11-04 18:48:58

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Workers generally lose retirement benefits when employers switch from traditional pensions to cash balance plans, a congressional study released on Friday said.

2005-10-20 18:28:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel on Thursday approved legislation by Democrats requiring government agencies to disclose their role in prepackaged news stories they issue, in a move to clamp down on what has been called covert propaganda.

2005-10-20 12:49:51

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. National Guard units are under-equipped and increasingly unready to help in domestic disaster relief because essential gear is left behind after service in Iraq and Afghanistan, a congressional report said on Thursday.

2005-10-07 19:33:34

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have no timeline yet for completing national rail security planning and should consider techniques used by European authorities, congressional investigators said on Friday.

2005-10-06 14:15:12

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby called for improvements in how the government reviews foreign purchases of U.S. companies, but he was unsure about specific reforms that should be pursued.

2005-10-03 13:28:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.


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