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Go on vacation, get sick, get a make-up vacation? Only in Europe, folks, where the high court says vacations are for fun, not fevers. But who's gonna pay for it all? And, homelessness. It's a chain reaction. We'll hear from three people surviving the streets of San Francisco. Plus, when "sightseeing" takes on a whole new meaning.

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Sight-feeling: Travel for the disabled

An owner of a travel agency for the blind shares his experiences traveling around the world.
Posted In: disabled, handicapped, blind, traveling

The downward spiral: Homeless in San Francisco

In the city by the bay, homeless citizens share how easy it is to lose the roof over your head.
Posted In: homeless, San Francisco, college grads, drugs, unemployed

Finding a first job not easy for new nurses

There's been talk of a nurse shortage for years, but why are many nursing grads still struggling to find a job?
Posted In: nursing, nurses, healthcare, Jobs, Unemployment, college

Chasing the 8 percent return

Eight percent is considered the "magic" return rate, but in today's economy, trying to hit that number may be dangerous.
Posted In: pension funds, Investing, 8 percent, economic crash

Letters: Solving problems with the plastic

Credit cards can make you feel like anything's possible -- until you get the bill.
Posted In: letters, credit card debt, liz weston

Should you run from risk?

Even in times of financial insecurity, Americans shouldn't avoid risk altogether.
Posted In: risk tolerance, Chris Farrell, Commentary, personal finances

In Germany, holidays are 'uber alles'

German's seem to be the responsible, hard working sibling in the European Union, but they know when to relax.
Posted In: summer vacation, work hours, working, Germany, holidays

Europeans get vacation 'do-over'

In Europe, high courts have upheld workers' right to reclaim vacation days marred by illness or injury.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, vacation, vacation days, euro, Eurozone

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Kong
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Holiday
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Moanin'
Charles Mingus
West End Girls (2001 - Remaster)
Pet Shop Boys
Time Flies By (When You're The Driver Of A Train) [Explicit]
Half Man Half Biscuit
Golden Brown
The Stranglers
The Dive
Fool's Gold