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WARNING Free stuff now, huge debt later

Leading education advocates this week urged the protection of young consumers from unscrupulous practices by the credit card industry with the passage of the bipartisan Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act.

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Pelosi comes out swinging for employee free choice

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came out swinging at a gathering of 3000 trade unionists here yesterday with a passionate call for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Minnesota Governor feels heat to certify Franken as Senator

ST. PAUL, MN—Motorists driving on I-94 past Snelling Ave. are confronted by a giant billboard with a smiling picture of Gov. Tim Pawlenty and the message, “What will Pawlenty choose: People of Minnesota? Or his national ambitions?

Movie Review: 'Hunger'

Before Belfast has awakened in Steve McQueen’s “Hunger” — which won a Golden Camera Award for best first feature at Cannes and a Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival — we see Ray Lohan (Stuart Graham) come out of his house.

Recession hits Social Security and Medicare

The recession has taken a big bite out of Medicare and Social Security, according to the latest reports from the trustees of both of those programs released this week. In both cases, rising unemployment, now at a 25-year high, has impacted the financial strength of the trust funds that finance benefits to retirees and disabled people.

OPINION: Cuba and Venezuela are not enemies

The Obama administration did the right thing when it ordered the closing of the Guantanamo torture prison, and restored the right of Cuban Americans to travel and send remittances to their relatives on the island nation.