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The Squeeze: Higher Costs And Smaller Paychecks

The economy may be on the rebound, but life is getting tougher for some people in the middle class. With rising gas prices, insurance costs, and higher payroll taxes, people are feeling squeezed. Host Michel Martin asks if there's any financial relief in sight.
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Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Get Severance: Interview With An Iron

We talk with the Monopoly iron about its career as a token.

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In Cost-Saving Move, Post Office Cuts Saturday Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday announced that it plans to halt Saturday mail delivery, a major shift in operations that the agency says it must make in order to keep from bleeding billions of dollars every year. Package deliveries would continue under the plan.
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Hasbro's Monopoly Trades Its Old Iron For A New Cat

The iron will no longer be passing go or stopping at Park Place. The company ran a "save your token" campaign, and only 8 percent of respondents fought for the iron. The winner? That little Scottie dog, which might prefer the old iron to the token replacing it: a cat.
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Postal Service Plans To End Saturday Mail Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service is expected to announce Wednesday that letters will no longer be delivered six days a week. The move starts this summer and should save $2 billion. Saturday package delivery, however, will continue.
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Cities Must Strategize To Boost Service Workers' Pay

Urban scholar Richard Florida has found a problem with the way our cities are evolving. He talks to Steve Inskeep about who wins and who loses as the highly skilled, creative class clusters around certain metro areas. Florida is the author of The Rise of the Creative Class.

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