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    Retirement Savings Policy

    Witnesses, including tax and retirement policy experts, talked about the gap between how much Americans were saving for retirement and savings needed after retirement. Suggested…

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    Young v. United Parcel Service Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. United Parcel Service, on whether the United Parcel Service’s decision to put a pregnant employee on unpaid leave instead of…

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    Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

    Max Stier talked about the Partnership for Public Service’s newly released survey that ranks federal employees' views on job satisfaction and rates government agencies. He also…

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    Wages and Benefits

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez argued for raising the federal minimum wage, which was $7.25 at the time of the program. Following his remarks, panelists talked about enforcement of federal…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the November 2014 jobs report released December 5, 2014, saying that even with a full month to go, 2014 had already been…

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    November 2014 Jobs Report

    Ben Leubsdorf talked about the November j2014 obs report released the previous day, and what it means for the health of the overall U.S. economy.  br/ The program concluded with a…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “321K Jobs Added in Nov.: Has Economy Turned a Corner?”…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “5.8% Unemployment: Who Should Get the Credit?” A video…

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    President Obama Remarks on Cabinet Meeting

    President Obama spoke with reporters prior to his first cabinet meeting following the 2014 midterm elections. The president discussed the new economic numbers, which included the…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about policies he had proposed to help women and working parents fully participate in and contribute to the economy.

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    Expected Lifespan Increase of Private Pensioners

    Dale Hall spoke by phone about research showing the average lifespan of 65-year-old Americans enrolled in private pension plans was expected to increase by an average of two years.

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    Retirement Savings Needs

    Diane Oakley talked about how Americans were expected to live longer and could potentially outlive their retirement savings. She also examined how this could affect the U.S. economy.…

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Contributors to the report, 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity, talked about social and economic factors that contribute to an individual’s ability to harness social and economic…

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    Education Reform and Teachers Unions

    Haley Sweetland Edwards talked about her Time Magazine story, “Rotten Apples.” The piece details a California court case, Vergara v. California, involving teacher tenure in the…

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    Teacher Unions and Campaign 2014

    Karen White talked about her National Education Association organization’s plan to spend an estimated $40 million during the 2014 midterm elections. br/ C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy…

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    Secretary Thomas Perez on Jobs and the Economy

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez talked jobs and the economy, specifically efforts to raise the minimum wage and bring jobs back to cities such as Detroit. He also addressed what he called…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obams delivered his weekly address. He argued that increasing the national minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would benefit 28 million Americans and make the economy stronger.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address from Millennium Steel Services in Princeton, Indiana, where he spoke on October 3, 2014, what he had proclaimed to be National Manufacturing…

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    Book Discussion on Killing for Coal

    Thomas Andrews talked about his book, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War, in which he looks at the 1914 Ludlow Massacre, in which members of the United Mine Workers of…

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    Highway Safety and the Trucking Industry

    Jeff Plungis talked about how the federal government and the trucking industry were addressing the issue of highway safety. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported…

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