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Wisconsin lawmakers target state workers' union

Feb 18, 2011
Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seeking to reduce the state's deficit want to pass a bill that weakens the state workers' union. Steve Chiotakis speaks with Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large for CBS/MoneyWatch, about how budget woes could influence other states to do the same.

How everyday Americans would tackle the budget deficit

Feb 18, 2011
About 800 Americans across the country were asked their opinions on how to solve the U.S. budget deficit. The results did make a substantial dent in the debt.

Fraudulent labor recruiters dupe Mexican migrants

Feb 18, 2011
It's estimated that poor Mexican workers have invested more than $2 million in U.S. jobs that don't exist.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs, Mexico

Fitch announces change to state pension analysis

Feb 17, 2011
Fitch Ratings today announced changes to the way it analyzes U.S. state and city pension bills. In a report, Fitch warns the new approach could have some consequences. Dick Larkin, director of credit analysis at Herbert J. Sims & Co., explains.

Diane Swonk: Senate banking panel hearing on Dodd-Frank

Feb 17, 2011
The Senate's banking commission is asking regulators today how the implementation of the new Dodd-Frank financial reform law is going. Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains what's at stake in these hearings.

U.S. rallying Europe and others to aid Egypt

Feb 16, 2011
U.S. and its allies are quietly discussing an economic aid package to help Egypt make a stable transition to democracy. The idea is to create the conditions for private job creation.

FRUM: Reading between the budget lines

Feb 16, 2011
President Obama introduced his budget plan this week. But the real story behind the numbers is what's not being said.

President Obama defends his 2012 budget

Feb 15, 2011
Obama is coming under attack for lack of leadership and ignoring many of the recommendations from his own deficit reduction commission.

Administration pumps $25 million into Internet freedom

Feb 15, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton detailed the Obama Administration's plan in a speech today. The money will go to help dissidents evade Internet firewalls and e-mail surveillance in autocratic countries. It will also fund more efforts by the State Department to use social networks like Twitter.
Posted In: Internet

Separation barriers in the world

Feb 15, 2011
Greece. Iraq. South Korea. Those are just some of the countries that have man-made separation barriers, places to prevent the flow of people and goods. Why? Take a listen...
Posted In: Immigration

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