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Insight: Debt Ceiling and California / Amazon Affiliates / Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson / SacPress

Debt Ceiling and California California Treasurer Bill Lockyer is borrowing a $5 million "bridge" loan to protect the state's credit-rating from being disrupted if the federal government fails to raise the debt ceiling.   

Amazon Affiliates Local small business owners are getting caught in the middle of the state's battle over what's being called the "Amazon Tax."  We'll speak with Elise Bauer, owner of elise.com, a small online business and Amazon affiliate, who was dropped by the Seattle-based company in protest of California's effort to tax online sellers. 

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson In the best of times, female reporters working in the Middle East and Central Asia face some of the biggest challenges in journalism. NPR Cairo correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson will share her experiences reporting from both her current assignment and her three-plus years as the network's voice in Kabul, Afghanistan.

SacPress In our regular weekly segment, SacramentoPress.com Editor-in-Chief David Watts Barton tells us about some local issues in the news this week.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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