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City budget cuts visible in staffing

Jul 26, 2010
Cities grappling with smaller bottom lines have had to cut back on personnel across the board, from public transit to the police department.

Will the jobless benefits extension help?

Jul 23, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to economist Richard DeKaser about the effect unemployment benefits will have on the economy.
Posted In: Jobs

Behind the U.S.'s security buildup

Jul 19, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks with the Washington Post's Dana Priest about her series "Top Secret America," which she co-wrote with William M. Arkin, on the post-9/11 massive security buildup by the government.

Bringing both sides for conservation

Jul 15, 2010
Like a lot of things, environmental conservation is another issue that divides conservatives and liberals -- but maybe it can turn into a bipartisan issue with a little bit of tweaking on how the conservation message is conveyed.
Posted In: Environment

City budgets stuck between cutting or borrowing

Jul 15, 2010
Many U.S. cities started the fiscal year on July 1 with budget holes so big, they only had two options for successfully long-term solutions.

Joblessness contributes to fall in immigration

Jul 12, 2010
A high unemployment rate is one factor which contributed to a surprising fall in immigration to developed nations in 2008.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Obama's council of CEOs would work to double exports

Jul 7, 2010
President Obama is appointing 18 CEOs to serve on a council which will focus on doubling exports.

Postal Service moves forward on rate hikes, eliminating Saturday service

Jul 6, 2010
The U.S. Postal Service meets today to discuss going forward with a rate increase and the elimination of Saturday deliveries.
Posted In: Internet

Arizona businesses losing customers

Jul 2, 2010
Small business owners across Arizona are paying a price for the state's new immigration law. Businesses that have catered to Hispanic customers have been hit hardest. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Holiday break could take a toll on financial reform bill

Jul 1, 2010
The version of the financial reform bill which passed yesterday in the House may be threatened by the July 4 break.