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Friday, March 18, 2011

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Republican Congressman from New Jersey, Scott Garrett, voted no on this week’s stop gap measure to fund the federal government for three more weeks. He’ll explain why. Plus: The New York Times announced the details of the forthcoming paywall; Felix Salmon of Reuters thinks there’s a better way to help Japan; retirement investment advice; and the gender pay gap.

No Compromise on Spending

Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ) talks about his "no" vote on the continuing resolution to fund the federal government for three more weeks.

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Follow Up Friday: Gender Pay Gap

Heather Boushey, senior economist at the Center for American Progress, talks about the state of the pay gap between what men and women earn in the workplace, and follows up on whether young, single women are making more than their male counterparts. 

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Finding Chinks in The New York Times Paywall

Brett Pulley, reporter for Bloomberg,  comments on The New York Times paywall which was announced this week. Joining him will be Catharine Taylor, columnist for Mediapost.com.  

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Libya No-Fly Zone Vote

Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and the man behind the popular political blog "The Washington Note", and Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" columnist at Slate and a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, discuss how the U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action to protect civilians in Libya.

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How to Help Japan

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, discusses why he cautions against individuals donating money to relief efforts in Japan--and what kind of aid actually does make an impact.

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All About Pensions: Investment Advice

What kind of retirement investments should you make in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? Gary Ball, director of BetterInvesting, offers advice on how to manage your personal pension funds. 

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