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Spain's Economic Woes Take A Toll On The Media

Across Europe, the recession has hit media companies where thousands of journalists have been fired and many work for low wages. In Spain, journalists see the cutbacks as a threat to press freedom at a time when Spaniards need to understand the financial crisis they are facing.
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Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Shared Worker Program Bill

Virginia Sen. George Barker has proposed legislation that he thinks will benefit businesses and employees during an economic slowdown.

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Sign Of The Times: Labor Strikes May Make Comeback

Once a mainstay of the labor arsenal, strikes have largely fallen off since the early 1980s. So a recent spate of high-profile disruptions has labor experts wondering if we're seeing a resurgence. They say worker frustrations over stagnant wages and reduced benefits may have finally hit a tipping point.
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O'Malley Asks Shore Residents For Storm Damage Assessments

Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning to appeal FEMA's decision to deny aid to victims on the Eastern Shore.

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Governing The Internet

Representatives from 193 governments are meeting in Dubai this week to review a treaty that some worry could impose new restrictions on the Internet. Kojo explores concerns about censorship, fees and who should set Internet policy.

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School District Owes $1 Billion On $100 Million Loan

The Poway Unified School District in California is facing a whopping $1 billion repayment on a loan of just $105 million. It borrowed the money using bonds that the state treasurer has compared to payday loans — and more than 200 other California districts are in the same boat.
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Answering Your Questions On The Fiscal Cliff

We asked listeners what they wanted to know about efforts to head off the package of tax hikes and spending cuts set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2012. Today, we get answers from Scott Horsley, Tamara Keith and John Ydstie.
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Who's Behind The Fiscal Cliff Lobbying Effort?

As the White House and Congress continue to wrangle over a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" and its billions in automatic spending cuts and tax increases, a look at who is spending big to influence the debate behind the scenes.
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Crunching The Job Numbers

Host Michel Martin is joined by NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax to look at the latest jobs numbers. They talk about why businesses big and small aren't ready to make major hiring decisions yet — and whether that will change if politicians avert the so-called 'fiscal cliff.'

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