Senate Takes Up Healthcare Reform; LA Gets Hit by Dubai
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Few Southern Californians may be able to locate the Emirate of Dubai, but its financial problems will have an impact here. Also, Black Friday and the retail economy, and Tiger Woods pulls out of his tournament in Thousand Oaks. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, healthcare reform has finally made it to the Senate floor, and there's a chance that both houses might pass their different versions by the end of this year. As Senate debate gets underway we look at what's at stake for America's families.
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Another Landmark for Healthcare Reform ()
The hour has arrived for debate on healthcare reform to begin in the US Senate. No Republican voted to bring the bill to the floor, and Majority Leader Harry Reid needed every Democrat and both Independents, including some who said they would not support the bill itself in its present form.
Are People Spending in Los Angeles? ()
What about Black Friday and the retail economy? Jack Kyser is founding economist at the Kyser Center for Economic Research at the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.
- Jack Kyser: Founding Economist, LAEDC's Kyser Center for Economic Research
Los Angeles Gets Hit by Dubai ()
Few Southern Californians may be able to locate the Emirate of Dubai, but its financial problems may have an impact far beyond the Middle East. While Dubai’s financial problems came out of the blue for most people, they might be felt in Hollywood and by some Los Angeles architects and engineers.
- Christopher Hawthorne: Architecture Critic, Los Angeles Times, @hawthorneLAT
- David Gensler: Executive Director/CEO, Gensler
Tiger Woods Pulls Out of His Own Tournament ()
The world's most recognized athlete won't be at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks this week after all. Tiger Woods says he's sorry to miss what he's certain will be “an outstanding event.” But injuries from a single-vehicle fender-bender outside his home in Florida will prevent him from hosting the Chevron World Challenge. Jill Painter is sports columnist for the Daily News.
- Jill Painter: Sports Columnist, Los Angeles Daily News
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