So-called helicopter parents have hit the workplace, phoning employers to advocate on behalf of their adult children. Human resource managers say more parents are trying to negotiate salary and benefits and are even sitting in on job interviews.
An investigation by ProPublica and NPR sheds light on questionable practices by the government-owned mortgage giant Freddie Mac. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with NPR's Chris Arnold and Arturo de los Santos, who is trying to save his house.
States have until close of business Monday to sign on to a settlement that would help underwater homeowners. If states agree to the deal, it could mean a settlement of up to $25 billion. It would be used for aid to people who have dealt with foreclosure or are at risk of it.
In New Mexico, state lawmakers are figuring out what to do with a budget surplus. Republicans want to give some of the money to businesses, in the form of tax breaks. Democrats want to restore some of the cuts to services made over the last three years.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation is fighting to keep controversy from undermining its fundraising efforts. Komen spends tens of millions of dollars for cancer research, education and screening. But that spending was criticized long before the current flap over its Planned Parenthood grants.
Hoping to continue a conversation about inequality started by the Occupy Wall Street movement, a recently tested ad by the AFL-CIO doesn't mention unions. Instead, it focuses on a "Work Connects Us All" theme.
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