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Uncle Sam wants you

May 2, 2006
Up to 40% of the federal workforce is expected to retire over the next 10 years, according to figures released Monday. As Cheryl Glaser reports, the government is going to have to change if it wants to attract and retain employees.
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Will the boycotts matter?

May 1, 2006
Economic boycotts and street protests have been the order of the day in many cities — but will it matter? We check with our reporters in the field at protests around the country.
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One Home, Two Nations

May 1, 2006
In the first of a series, Marketplace Americas Correspondent Dan Grech tells a story of two friends, Francisco and Luis, born in El Salvador and now separated by the US border.
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Where are Miami's masses?

May 1, 2006
Across the nation, immigrants are expected to take to the streets today to rally for greater rights, but Miami's largest immigrant group will largely stay home. Dan Grech tells us why.
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Businesses adapt to rally plans

May 1, 2006
Many businesses have taken steps to lessen disruption from today's pro-immigration rallies. Tess Vigeland tells us how.
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Texas boycott

May 1, 2006
While immigrant activists call for a nationwide boycott of businesses today, Alex Cohen reports a de facto boycott has already been underway for weeks in many parts of the Lone Star State.
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Congressional preview

May 1, 2006
Weary senators take another stab this week at efforts to extend tax cuts and pass an emergency spending bill laden with earmarks. John Dimsdale reports.
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Looks like <i>this</i> Dubai deal won't tank

Apr 28, 2006
The White House has approved another Dubai purchase of another American company doing some sensitive stuff. But the administration says this time is different, and it looks like &mdash; so far &mdash; Congress is buying it. Scott Tong reports.
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Maybe businesses should take a pledge?

Apr 28, 2006
Is the answer to immigration reform to send illegal aliens back? Should we offer undocumented workers amnesty and a chance to become citizens? Commentator Ben Barber says we're looking at this the wrong way.
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Moral compass gone awry

Apr 27, 2006
House Republicans abruptly yanked a lobbying and ethics bill off the floor today. Democrats say the bill isn't going to do much to end abuses anyway. Writer and commentator Jeff Birnbaum has low expectations for reform on the Hill.

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