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Articles by Mark Schoeff Jr.

5 Questions for Rep. George Miller, Chairman, House Education and Labor Committee

January 10, 2007
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Rep. George Miller, D-California, became chairman of the just-renamed House Education and Labor Committee this month, when Democrats took control of Congress. Miller played a prominent role in making an increase in the minimum wage a congressional priority.
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Why Recent Gas Price Spikes Arent as Painful as in the Past

October 22, 2006
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The overall economic situation is not as bad today as it has been in previous oil price spikes. Productivity has continued to grow and the economy has expanded since 2001, when the latest increases began to take hold.
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Firms Gauging Impact of Pension Reform Law

August 28, 2006
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As plan sponsors dive into the 1,099-page measure, questions about funding requirements and cash-balance plans remain.
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Capitol Hill Immigration Talks Stalled

August 17, 2006
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After a spring highlighted by massive immigrant demonstrations and a tortuous Senate debate culminating in approval of comprehensive immigration reform, the summer has been a time for reflection—or political stalemate, depending on who is doing the analysis.
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D.C. Program Promotes Careers in Pharmacy

August 1, 2006
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CVS wants to draw young people to the profession by sponsoring summer jobs for high school students. The company established a pharmacy technician apprenticeship program in Washington in 1998.
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CVS' Magic Pill Partnerships

August 1, 2006
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While the Rev. Lionel Edmonds leads people to God, he also might help them get a job with CVS. The minister is part of a unique partnership that helps the giant pharmacy chain build its workforce.
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House, Senate May Agree on Employer Sanctions, Verification

June 9, 2006
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Washington report: Increase in guest workers questionable as immigration negotiations begin, long conference committee fight likely.
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P&G Places a Premium on International Experience

April 12, 2006
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The majority of P&G's 140,000 employees work outside the U.S. and the company places premium on developing local talent.
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