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    Obama Economic Team Meeting

    Vice President-Elect Joe Biden spoke briefly to reporters after he was briefed by Larry Summers, the nominee to be director of the National Economic Council for the Obama administration,…

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    Economic Recovery Options

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    Employment and Economic Recovery

    The House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing titled “Building an Economic Recovery Package: Creating and Preserving Jobs in America.” Witnesses testified about…

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    Campaign 2008 and Economic Issues

    Panelists talked about recent turmoil in financial markets, the distribution of wealth in the U.S., the influence of economic inquality on market instability, and role the economy would…

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    McCain Campaign Economic Agenda

    During a multi-part progressive assessment of Senator McCain’s presidential campaign, panelists spoke about his economic policy proposals. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Conservative Movement Impact

    Panelists talked about the progressive agenda and President George W. Bush’s legacy. They talked about the failures of conservatism and responded to audience members' questions. …

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    Higher Education Costs

    Students and college presidents discussed the rapidly rising costs of higher education. The forum was held as a result of a new report released by Public Agenda entitled Squeeze Play.…

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    Tax Incentives for a Minimum Wage Increase

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider business tax incentives that could help small businesses in the event of an increase in the minimum wage. Witnesses testified…

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    Increasing the Minimum Wage

    A panel discussion was held on the implications and effects of increasing the minimum wage. Topics included the history of the minimum wage, possible increase of unemployment,…

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