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Employee's Rights

Feb 19, 2005
Can your private life get you publicly canned? In almost 40 states, you can be fired for what you do off of the clock... like smoking or sending personal emails. What are your rights? Joining Kai to discuss what your employer <i>can and can’t do</i> is Janet Hill, the president of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
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Mommy Suits'

Feb 19, 2005
This week, Novartis was slapped with a $100 million class-action suit. Twelve female employees claim that the pharmaceutical giant has engaged in gender and pregnancy discrimination. Maternal discrimination lawsuits like these are increasingly making their way to court. Sound Money's Hillary Wicai reports on this trend.
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"Day in the Work Life": A Doggy Dog World

Feb 13, 2005
You can catch the opening night of the Westminster Dog Show on Monday. Last year's broadcast drew a record 7 and a half million viewers. On this week's A Day in the Work Life... our regular look at how folks trade their time for money... we learn a few tricks from a canine therapist.
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Wal-Mart's Wallet

Feb 12, 2005
Wal-Mart has had its image tarnished in the last year. Workers have sued, alleging gender discrimination. Local governments have claimed the store's lack of health benefits end up overburdening public health programs. But maybe Wal-Mart's latest endeavor into banking will change all that.
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State of the Unions

Feb 12, 2005
Unions are facing declining membership and declining power - so, does joining a union make a difference when it comes to your work? Marketplace's Jeff Tyler looks at what members get out of unions and what unions are doing to lure members.
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: State of the Union

Feb 6, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris offers his own State of the Union.
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Sick Days

Feb 6, 2005
Feeling a little sick? Or, just sick of work? If you're thinking of playing hooky, you might want to listen to reporter Hal Humphrey's story on sick leave.
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"Day in the Work Life": Vegas Bookie

Feb 5, 2005
Last year, the Super Bowl inspired more than $400 million in online bets. But if you're looking for a more traditional gambling experience, why not head to Sin City? On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we walk the line with a professional Vegas bookie.
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"Day in the Work Life": Video Game Tester

Jan 29, 2005
Annual revenue for the gaming industry? Ten billion bucks. That's more than the movie biz. On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we meet an employee who gets paid to play.
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"Day in the Work Life": Park Ranger

Jan 22, 2005
On today's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade time for money -- we take a hike with a park ranger.
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