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Scranton, Pa., Slashes Its Workers' Pay to $7.25/Hour

Mayor Chris Doherty says minimum wage is all the city can afford

(Newser) - City workers in Scranton, Pa., had to be surprised on Friday—when their wages dropped to just $7.25 an hour, the state's minimum wage. But Mayor Chris Doherty says that's all Scranton can afford. "I'm trying to do the best I can with the limited... More »

10 Places Not to Visit in 2010

Can't afford a vacation? Don't worry about skipping these locales

(Newser) - Sure, you could read one of the many lists of destinations you should visit this year—but in this economic climate, wouldn’t it be more useful to check out a list of places not to visit? Hailey Eber thinks so, and gives her top 10 in BlackBook :
  • Oymyakon, Russia:
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Secret Service Says Nobody Yelled 'Kill Him'

But Pa. reporter stands by story of angry shout during Palin rally

(Newser) - The much-repeated charge that someone in the crowd at a Sarah Palin rally in Scranton shouted “kill him” at the mention of Barack Obama is unfounded, according to a Secret Service agent. No agents in the crowd heard the shout, nor did any crowdmembers the service interviewed, reports the... More »

Scranton Throws 'Office' Party

Mockumentary setting town delights in visits from cast, fans

(Newser) - "It's as if we had been reading the Oz books and then actually visited the Emerald City," the executive producer of "The Office"  quipped about visiting Scranton, Pa., the fictional setting for the hit show, for an "Office" party this weekend. Thousands of fans turned... More »

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