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Scraping by on minimum wage

Oct 19, 2006
Oregon has one of the highest minimum wages in the country. Mitchell Hartman reports from Portland on how recipients are getting by on $7.50 an hour.

Can we afford to secure Iraq, North Korea . . . ?

Oct 18, 2006
Commentators David Frum and Robert Reich give their respective two cents on the issues that matter most &mdash; but probably won't get any air time &mdash; in the upcoming midterm elections. This week, defense spending and world architecture.<br clear="left" />

Dial-a-translator

Oct 18, 2006
A new business service marketed squarely at immigrants launched today in San Francisco: It's an over-the-phone translation service for non-English-speaking consumers. Rachel Dornhelm has the 411.
Posted In: Immigration

Global warming? No. Carbon tax? Yes.

Oct 18, 2006
Commentator David Frum argues you don't have to believe in human-induced global warming to support a tax on carbon dioxide.

No kidding: Jobs attract immigrants

Oct 18, 2006
A new study out today finds that the U.S. appetite for low-wage workers is a powerful magnet attracting immigrants. So just how much more are they making here? Dan Grech has details.
Posted In: Immigration

K Street courting liberals (just in case)

Oct 17, 2006
Election Day is three weeks away and the political winds seem to be blowing in a "lefterly" direction. In Washington, lobbying firms are already prepping for the Democrats' possible return to relevance, Scott Tong reports.

It's all about job security

Oct 17, 2006
Commentator and airline pilot Jonathan Hobbs says employee loyalty can sometimes pay off.

Courting the Arab American vote

Oct 16, 2006
Michigan's 400,000-strong Arab community has been pushing to register new voters as the gubernatorial election nears, but they're missing one crucial political element: donations. Nancy Farghalli reports.

Coffee house government

Oct 16, 2006
The average American drinks about 45 gallons of coffee a year and politicians are tapping into that constituency. From Seattle, Amy Radil explains.

Little left: Air America seeks Chapter 11

Oct 13, 2006
Air America Radio, the liberal talk and news network, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The network said it will stay on the air while it resolves issues with its creditors. Janet Babin reports.

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