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Day laborers take the stage

Jun 30, 2010
A theater troupe of day laborers for day laborers, Teatro Jornalero, performs educational plays about labor and immigration laws, mixed in with the challenges day laborers face.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Mexican shoppers steering clear of Arizona malls

Jun 21, 2010
Mexican nationals have long traveled to Arizona cities like Tucson on bi-annual shopping expeditions. But these days, Arizona's new immigration law is dissuading them from visiting the state malls.
Posted In: Immigration

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

Hispanics leave AZ over immigrant law

Jun 14, 2010
Arizona's new immigration law has yet to take effect, but it's already been somewhat effective in driving undocumented immigrants from the state. Jeff Tyler reports.
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.

Gov't aims to cut federal spending by 5%

Jun 9, 2010
White House budget planners are working to trim 5 percent of federal spending by 2012. Meanwhile, Bernanke notes a lackluster recovery.

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.

Arizona immigration law supporters try to offset financial boycott

Jun 8, 2010
Opponents of Arizona's harsh new immigration law want to boycott the state, but others are mounting their own economic stimulus for Arizona.
Posted In: Immigration

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.

Lawmakers debate pension gov't aid

May 28, 2010
Lawmakers in Washington are considering an offer of limited government help for a pension plan favored by truckers and construction workers that's been hit hard by the financial crisis. But that could create a precedent for taxpayer bailouts of struggling pension plans. John Dimsdale reports.