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Looking to raise the minimum wage

| Nov 7, 2005
Senator Ted Kennedy joins religious leaders today in calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage. As Cheryl Glaser reports, the movement has some surprising supporters.

Nuclear power & CO2

Sam Eaton | Nov 7, 2005
The nuclear power industry touts itself as providing an energy source that doesn't add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. But a symposium of experts gathering today begs to differ. Sam Eaton reports.

Newspaper readership down

Andrea Gardner | Nov 7, 2005
Newspaper circulation figures are expected to be released today, and they're likely to show a decrease. But as Andrea Gardner reports, not all the news is bad.

Broadcasters gouge candidates in election season

Lisa Napoli | Nov 7, 2005
With one day left before elections in many parts of the country, voters are being bombarded by campaign ads on TV. As Lisa Napoli reports, those ads often cost a lot more than they're supposed to.

AFL-CIO looks to free up resources

Hilary Wicai | Nov 7, 2005
The AFL-CIO wants to retool its organizational structure in Pennsylvania and free up more resources for union organizing. If it works there, Hillary Wicai reports, it could be a model for other states to follow.

MIT tracks students' wireless devices

Janet Babin | Nov 7, 2005
MIT recently unveiled a campus-wide map that tracks the wireless devices of its students to, among other things, allow users to figure out where they can study in peace. From the Innovation Desk at WUNC, Janet Babin reports.

France struggles with unrest

Stephen Beard | Nov 7, 2005
As violence spreads across France and the US warns travelers to stay away, Stephen Beard looks at the root causes of the uprising, and at how the French government is planning to address them.
Posted In: Canada

From the Money Matters Desk: Flexible Spending Plans

| Nov 4, 2005
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- <em>USA Today's</em> Sandra Block teaches us how to flex our benefit muscle. Learn how to enroll and maximize your flexible spending account.

Curtain Call... Mortgage Deduction

| Nov 4, 2005
Simplifying the tax code might hit you just where it hurts: your pocketbook. This week, the President's Tax Advisory Panel recommended a limit on the home mortgage interest deduction. We talk with Clint Stretch from Deloitte and Touche.
Posted In: Housing, Taxes

Look Ahead for November 4, 2005

| Nov 4, 2005
What you need to know today about next week.