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Minimum wage saga continues

Jan 17, 2007
Should small businesses get billions in tax breaks when Congress raises the federal minimum wage? The Senate Finance committee takes up that question today. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
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Student loan rates going down?

Jan 16, 2007
The House is expected to pass a bill tomorrow that would cut interest rates on student loans by half — but banks are hoping to stop it in the Senate. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Letting oil companies say 'Trust us'

Jan 15, 2007
In a Colorado trial, an oil company is accused of cheating Uncle Sam out of $12 million in oil royalties. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at the murky world of royalty payments and why they're so ripe for dispute.
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Congress turns to the kitchen table

Jan 15, 2007
The Senate is focusing new attention on how workplace policies affect families at home. Hillary Wicai has the story.
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Destination: Denver in '08

Jan 12, 2007
The Democrats announced yesterday that they're going to Denver for the 2008 National Convention. So is Denver really winning big? Alisa Roth reports.
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Let's fix Social Security together

Jan 10, 2007
Commentator Glenn Hubbard says a Democratic Congress and Republican White House <i>can</i> make really big changes in fiscal policy on issues like Social Security. If they'll just share ideas.
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More troops headed for Iraq?

Jan 10, 2007
President Bush wants to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq, but Democrats in Congress hope to block the White House plan by tying up the purse strings. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Minimum wage hike may have strings attached

Jan 10, 2007
Congress is expected to raise the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour over the next two years &mdash; but proponents may have to cut small businesses a break to make it happen. Hillary Wicai reports.
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TSA screeners could get union rights

Jan 9, 2007
The House will vote on a bill today that would allow airport baggage screeners to bargain over working conditions as union members. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.
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Pizza for pesos

Jan 8, 2007
If you've got Mexican pesos in your pocket and a hankering for a pepperoni pizza, then Pizza Patron's the place for you. Antonio Swad, the Dallas-based company's president, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the new offer.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration, Mexico, Retail

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