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Senate considers paid time off

Feb 1, 2007
One small problem with the Family and Medical Leave Act: Many workers can't afford to actually take the unpaid leave. A new proposal would give workers six weeks off with paid leave in medical emergencies. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Let's do the Super Bowl numbers

Feb 1, 2007
From $2.5 million ad rates to $2.50 bags of potato chips, there's a whole lotta money attached to Sunday's big game. USC Sports Business Institute's David Carter helps us with a little Super Bowl math.
Posted In: Sports

Social Security studies

Feb 1, 2007
This week in 1940, Ida May Fuller received the first monthly Social Security check. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history of one of the most popular federal programs of all-time.

Bush picks good day to go to Wall Street

Jan 31, 2007
President Bush addressed the crowd at Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan today with pretty good news about the Gross Domestic Product. Host Kai Ryssdal takes us through the highlights.
Posted In: Economy

Congress focuses on middle-class squeeze

Jan 31, 2007
House and Senate hold three hearings on the issue. Democrats accuse Bush of not acknowledging economic forces that are dragging down the middle class. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Investors can't give up smoking profits

Jan 31, 2007
It may not be the most socially responsible business, but tobacco products still do very well. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how Altria's split with Kraft will just give the cigarette maker renewed focus.

Curling up with a good . . . Google book

Jan 31, 2007
Google's plan to make a universal digital library has publishers upset enough to sue. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Jeffrey Toobin, who covered the controversy in the latest issue of the New Yorker.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Millions of foreclosures loom

Jan 31, 2007
Mortgage payments are on the rise for homeowners who took advantage of that sub-prime loan frenzy a few years back. As many as 20 percent could lose their homes, fears commentator Robert Reich.
Posted In: Housing

Some agencies count more than others

Jan 30, 2007
Congress is hoping to finish accounting for the 2007 fiscal year by tomorrow. Those who once benefitted from the budget may now be feeling left out in the cold. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Pilots looking for payback

Jan 30, 2007
Pilots unions are fighting to gain back some of the billions of dollars they've lost to airlines' pay and benefit cuts. Amy Scott reports.

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