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August 25th, 2010
12:25 PM ET

This Week's Q&A: Can you say HOLIDAY!?

It's becoming ever clearer that we love our holidays and vacations!

Whether it is a cruise, a few nights camping under the stars, a package tour or a deluxe week in a spa (my kind of week!) we are prepared to spend money on getting away from it all. We need our holidays to recharge our batteries.

Some of you watching will be bathing in weeks of annual leave to take. Others will barely get a long weekend with pay.

On this week's Q&A Ali Velshi and Richard Quest will be going head to head debating the entitlement to paid annual leave. They will be looking at the benefits of a vacation for employees, employers and the economy.

Surely this is a win win!? There will also be our head to head quiz – The guys are one-all at the moment....will that last? The "voice" is digging into the recesses of our producing minds to put them to the test!

All chant together..





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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Karin

    This stem cell research debate etc. is much like the debate about not wearing animal fur and animal products in clothing – There is a choice:
    Don't use /wear products made with animal parts if you find it offensive, cruel, against a religious belief etc.
    Use/ wear them if you have no such qualms
    Any medicine or treatment etc. which is produced or developed and includes utilization of stem cells research etc. can be avoided by those who find it offensive, cruel, against their religious beliefs etc.
    For those who do not have those feelings or beliefs, there should still be the "FREEDOM of CHOICE" or is that part of The Constitution not applicable by decree of those who find the stem cell research unacceptable?

    August 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  2. cyril ayanbadejo

    Decided against any holiday this year .holiday equals spending money and I don't have any loose/extra cash to spare.

    August 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  3. Mike Hinton

    Where can I get the "Liberator" as discussed by Kenny Walace?

    August 25, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  4. bruce h.

    Vacations are great, Obama has took 6 this year.

    August 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
  5. nicgaspar

    Ali, I am with you. Americans are probably the hardest working people in the free world. I grew up in Europe. Europeans are lazy compare to the American worker counterparts.

    August 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm |
  6. Gloria Charlier

    Richard & Ali, I am wondering about the link between stress caused by over work and poor health. We all know that the USA has an obesity problem and there is a link between stress and weight gain. There is also a link between the reduction in stress and improvement in all kind of health issues. Read Dr. Herbert Benson's book "Relaxation Revolution". I think companies can help reduce healthcare costs by helping their employees decrease stress! Gloria Charlier RN, BSN, CCHt

    August 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  7. Joe

    Any posts on the gas-saving device called the "liberator"??? Any info about it, cost, and where to purchase it would be appreciated.

    August 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  8. Gene Lucas

    My question is: how do you define "middle class?"

    August 30, 2010 at 3:53 pm |