The city of Scranton, Penn. now faces two federal lawsuits over a decision last week to slash public employee's pay to minimum wage. Unions representing the city's workers also are asking Lackawanna County Judge Michael Barrasse to hold Mayor Chris Doherty in contempt of court.

While the nation continues to suffer through an economic recession, some experts say New Orleans is one of the best places in the country to ride out the tough times.