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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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When the coal layoffs trickle down

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The loaded meaning behind 'What do you do?'

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