May 1, 2006

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Remembering John Kenneth Galbraith

May 1, 2006
Renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith died over the weekend at the age of 97. Galbraith was one of the architects of Roosevelt's New Deal, and something of a celebrity in his time. Matthew Algeo tells us more about Galbraith's life.

Businesses adapt to rally plans

May 1, 2006
Many businesses have taken steps to lessen disruption from today's pro-immigration rallies. Tess Vigeland tells us how.
Tyson Foods is among several companies that have closed down some plants on Monday, May 1 on the assumption that large parts of the workforce won't show up due to the mass immigration rallies and boycott.
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Congressional preview

May 1, 2006
Weary senators take another stab this week at efforts to extend tax cuts and pass an emergency spending bill laden with earmarks. John Dimsdale reports.

Frequent flier anniversary

May 1, 2006
It was 25 years ago today that frequent flier programs made their debut. Rachel Dornhelm looks at whether they're still a relevant tool in building airline loyalty.

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