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In-state tuition for undocumented students

Feb 3, 2006
The debate over illegal immigration is spilling into some college campuses, and the focus is on tuition. Adolfo Guzman Lopez reports from Southern California Public Radio.
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Senate tax cut bill

Feb 3, 2006
Late yesterday, the Senate approved $70 billion worth of tax cuts over 5 years. That package still needs to be reconciled with the House version, and as Scott Tong reports, there's a fair amount of reconciling to do.
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Unreal unemployment numbers

Feb 2, 2006
A key measure of our economy is how many people are employed. But is that number measured accurately? A new report says maybe not; the government's methods often pump up the number of Americans with a job. Scott Tong reports.
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Saving rate declines

Feb 2, 2006
The savings rate is as low as it's been since the Great Depression. But personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that's not necessarily bad news.
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Jarecki on "Why We Fight"

Feb 2, 2006
Eugene Jarecki, creator of the new documentary "Why We Fight," discusses the economic motivations for war with host Lisa Napoli.
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Budget cuts

Feb 2, 2006
A bill to cut nearly $40 billion in government spending is on its way to President Bush for his signature, but the final vote in the House was a squeaker. John Dimsdale reports.
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The competitive edge

Feb 1, 2006
The president's State of the Union address last night started with a discussion of the economy, and how the government can make the economy more competitive. Kai Ryssdal speaks with competitiveness expert Clyde Prestowitz about whether the president's prescription will cure what ails the US economy.
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Reich advises Bernanke

Feb 1, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich offers incoming Fed chief Ben Bernanke some advice on his new role as the nation's top economic watch dog.
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State of the Union

Feb 1, 2006
John Dimsdale delves into the economics of President Bush's State of the Union address.
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Employment cost index

Jan 31, 2006
It's Alan Greenspan's last day as head of the Fed. A statistic Greenspan's particularly fond of is going in the right direction for him. But that also means that workers are falling further behind on pay. Bob Moon has more.
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