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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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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on the latest jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which showed the unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in September 2014. br/ Josh…

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    President Obama Town Hall Meeting

    President Obama held a town hall meeting with employees of the Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Indiana. He spoke about U.S. manufacturing and jobs, highlighting employment…

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    Role of Corporate Engagement in Youth Employment

    Thomas Donohue talked about youth unemployment and how to provide job opportunities to young people. He was followed by a panel discussion on the role of the business community in…

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    Vice President Biden on Youth Employment

    Vice President Joe Biden talked about youth employment and workforce development. He spoke about the importance of providing youth with job opportunities, especially in the areas of…

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    Youth Employment and Workforce Development

    After welcoming remarks, David Williams talked about youth employment, workforce development, and the gap between youths seeking to enter the workforce and the skills employers need. …

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    Newsmakers with Michael Podhorzer

    AFL-CIO Political Director Michael Podhorzer discussed the union organization’s role in the 2014 midterm elections. Among its issues in those campaigns were the minimum wage,…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders on Unemployment

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about unemployment. He said the real unemployment rate was about 12 percent, and noted that African Americans needed jobs. He also said that…

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