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Features by Hilary Wicai

Congress back in session

Lawmakers return to Washington this week after a long summer recess, and the clock is ticking on efforts to reach agreement on next year's budget. But don't expect much until after election season, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Exceptional caregiving

Hillary Wicai looks at how some companies are offering employees more flexibility to care for chronically ill loved ones.
Posted In: Health

Blue collar blues

Hourly workers with children often struggle to balance job requirements and family needs. Putting family first can sometimes cost them a job. Businesses would be wise to change such policies, Hillary Wicai reports.

Another Big Problem for BP

The Feds have launched yet another investigation into BP, this time for manipulating oil and gas prices. Just two months ago, the oil giant was found guilty for manipulating the propane market. Hillary Wicai reports.

FEC considers rule change for campaign ads

Those weeks when your TV gets taken over by campaign commercials are just around the corner. Today the Federal Election Commission will look at easing restrictions on when interest groups can run ads. Hillary Wicai reports.Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Rise of the working parent

Working parents are turning the tables on their employers. They want more time off to spend with their children. And they're ready to make their personal fight political. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Iran sanctions threat faces tough going

Russia is refusing to go along with a United Nations resolution that threatens sanctions if Iran doesn't stop its nuclear enrichment program. And that forces the US into a delicate dance. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Working with cancer

More than 650,000 working Americans are going to get cancer this year and most of them will return to work. That means employers are going to have to figure out a way to deal with the disease as well. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Rite Aid is growing

The drug store chain Rite Aid said today it's buying the Eckerd and Brooks chains from a Canadian firm. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Do charter schools work?

A new study looks at how charter schools compare to standard public schools. Hillary Wicai reports on the findings.

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