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Senior Policy Analyst James Sherk discusses minimum wage on PBS' 'Nightly Business Report'.
Director Bill Beach discusses the fiscal cliff on Fox News' Markets Now.
Senior Policy Analyst James Sherk discusses Hostess' bankruptcy and union bullying in Fox Business' Willis Report.
Senior Policy Analyst James Sherk discusses whether the wealthy should be entitled to receive unemployment benefits, if necessary, on Fox News' MONEY with Melissa Francis.
Research Fellow David Kreutzer discusses the use of natural gas in the U.S. on CNBC.
Director Bill Beach discusses inflation and the current economic challenges facing Americans.
James Sherk on unions on Fox Business Network
In this week's Heritage in Focus podcast, James Sherk discussed the auto bailout. David Weinberger hosts. To get regular updates on Heritage in Focus podcasts,
Bill Beach on Taxmageddon on Fox Business Network
James Sherk discusses the unemployment rates among college graduates on FBN's Willis Report.
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