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City budgets stuck between cutting or borrowing

Jul 15, 2010
Many U.S. cities started the fiscal year on July 1 with budget holes so big, they only had two options for successfully long-term solutions.
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Joblessness contributes to fall in immigration

Jul 12, 2010
A high unemployment rate is one factor which contributed to a surprising fall in immigration to developed nations in 2008.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs
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Holiday break could take a toll on financial reform bill

Jul 1, 2010
The version of the financial reform bill which passed yesterday in the House may be threatened by the July 4 break.
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Arizonan town at crossroads over immigration and tourism

Jun 15, 2010
Thirty miles from Mexico, Tombstone, Ariz., is at a crossroads for illegal immigration and tourism. Jeff Tyler visited the home of the OK Corral to get locals' perspective on the showdown over Arizona's tough new immigration law.
Posted In: Immigration
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The cost of hidden fees

Jun 11, 2010
Host Tess Vigeland talks to MSNBC report Bob Sullivan, who road-tripped across the country, talking to normal folks about their thoughts on all the hidden fees attached to daily purchases and financial accounts.
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How Sen. Lincoln will affect banking reform

Jun 9, 2010
Arkansas Senator Blance Lincoln's Democratic primary win means a continued impact on the Senate's financial reform.
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Will biz past help Whitman, Fiorina?

Jun 7, 2010
Jack Pitney, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how two of California's political candidates -- Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, both former CEOs of Fortune 500 companies -- might figure in the larger political landscape.
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New bill targets congressional spending

May 24, 2010
President Obama is sending a bill to Congress that would create a new way for presidents to eliminate earmarks in congressional spending bills. Janet Babin reports.
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Mullen approaches military like a business

May 11, 2010
Admiral Mike Mullen is using Facebook and Twitter to tap into the skill set of the young workforce of the military. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Reporter Jeff Chu about the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Kagan nominated to Supreme Court

May 10, 2010
U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan is President Obama's nominee for Supreme Court. John Dimsdale reports.

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