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Alternatives to raising minimum wage

| Aug 2, 2006
The Senate is still trying to hammer out a bill to raise the minimum wage. But commentator Glenn Hubbard says it's a bad idea.

Post-9/11 group: It's up to you, New York

Kai Ryssdal and Amy Scott | Aug 2, 2006
The agency charged with rebuilding Lower Manhattan after 9/11 says it's closing up shop. So what happens to the World Trade Center site and other projects? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott.
Posted In: New York

Iowa town warms to influx of immigrants

| Aug 2, 2006
Congress is holding field hearings on immigration across the country this summer, but if lawmakers really want to understand the impact of immigration, they should head to Denison, Iowa. Darren Gersh explains.

Rolling Stones get their shelter

Stephen Beard | Aug 2, 2006
Details of the Rolling Stones' financial affairs have just been made public, and they reveal a shockingly low tax bill. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Canada

Every day should be a tax holiday

| Aug 2, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich argues that most Americans would be better off if we abolished sales taxes in favor of progressive, graduated income taxes.

Palestinian struggle worsens

Stephen Beard | Aug 2, 2006
While the world's attention is focused on the crisis in Lebanon, Stephen Beard reports the economic situation in another troubled part of the Middle East is growing increasingly dire.
Posted In: Canada

AOL to drop subscription fees

Amy Scott | Aug 2, 2006
In what could be a preemptive strike to counter poor earnings out today, Time Warner plans to announce yet another turnaround plan for its troubled AOL unit. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Science

Big Three continue to shrink

Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 2, 2006
US automakers are banking on the appeal of smaller SUV cross-over vehicles in an effort to avoid disappointing sales figures like those released yesterday. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Another wave of Cubans?

Dan Grech | Aug 2, 2006
Cuba's government says Fidel Castro is in stable condition this morning, but if he dies, there could be another exodus of Cubans to Miami. Dan Grech takes a look at the economic impacts from past inflows of Cuban exiles.
Posted In: Canada

High-priced OJ

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 2, 2006
Orange juice futures hit a 15-year high yesterday. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at why.

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