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Who’s the boss?

September 10, 2014
Greg Ip | The Economist
FEDEX, Walmart and McDonald’s are among America’s largest employers. Yet many of the people who drive FedEx’s delivery trucks, staff Walmart’s warehouses and serve McDonald’s hamburgers are not their employees. Instead, they work for subcontractors, franchisees or themselves.

New Job Numbers, Ukraine Crisis, Obama's Foreign Policy Dilemma, North Carolina politics

May 2, 2014
New sanctions on Russia, Obama's Foreign Policy Dilemma, North Carolina politics
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Boehner has ‘serious concern’ with Senate unemployment insurance deal

March 20, 2014
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) sought to raise doubts Wednesday about a new bipartisan deal to extend federal unemployment insurance, citing the concerns of state officials responsible for paying out benefits to out-of-work Americans.
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Senators announce deal on jobless aid

March 14, 2014
Susan Davis | USA Today
A bipartisan group of senators announced a tentative deal Thursday to extend through May jobless benefits for two million of America's long-term unemployed.

Healthcare & Jobs, Economic Jitters and 2014 Election Strategies

February 7, 2014
Healthcare & Jobs, Economic Jitters and 2014 Election Strategies
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Lawmakers work toward budget compromise, but remain split on jobless benefits

January 15, 2014
The House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government short-term while they finish work on a long-term bipartisan plan to fund the government through September. Kwame Holman reports on the details and concessions of the $1.1 trillion budget package and Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post.

Christie's Traffic Troubles, Gates' Memoir, Tackling Unemployment & Focus On Poverty

January 10, 2014
Christie's Traffic Troubles, Gates' Memoir, Tackling Unemployment & Focus On Poverty
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Should lawmakers extend emergency benefits for long-term unemployed?

January 7, 2014
Emergency benefits for the long-term unemployed stopped for 1.3 million Americans at the end of December. Kwame Holman recaps the political debate over restarting those payments. Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum on how to address unemployment.

Affordable Care Act Improvements, Income Inequality, and Remembering Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013
Improvement with Obamacare, Detroit's bankruptcy, the latest job numbers and Nerlson Mandela
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