April

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Texas could become top Cuba trading partner

The Port of Houston has gained permission for its container vessels to sail to Cuba, and the trade and jobs potential is big.

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Texans demonstrate for jobs, immigrant rights

DALLAS -- Workers in front of Bank of America here in Dallas on Tax Day, April 15, demanded that banks help pay to create the 11 million jobs lost as a result of the economic crisis created by the nation's large financial institutions.

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Emergency funding urged to prevent worst school cuts in 50 years

Tens of thousands of teachers and other school staff are facing layoffs across the country for the coming school year, along with slashed programs, larger classes and shortened school weeks.

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Break up megabanks, progressives urge

Labor and progressives warn against the danger of moves on Capitol Hill to weaken finance reform.

Wall Street moves to crush $50 billion fund

The GOP's back room talks with Wall Street began to explode in the faces of Republican senators yesterday.

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Goldman fraud adds fuel to financial reform drive

Big banks appear to be much more worried about a clampdown on their derivatives gambling schemes than they are about a consumer protection agency.

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Legalizing undocumented immigrants would boost economy

The legalization of the 11 to 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could raise the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of this country by $1.5 trillion over 10 years

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Demand to curb Wall Street has GOP in a bind

Government records on campaign contributions shows that GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell takes more money from Wall Street than any other sector.

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75 years later, WPA is sorely needed again

The Works Progress Administration - the largest federal jobs program in U.S. history - built LaGuardia Airport, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Orange Bowl and much more, and got our economy moving again.

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Building jobs movement from the ground up

"The fight for jobs is the central fight for our times," stressed Alan Charney, head of Jobs for America Now, a coalition spearheading the fight against unemployment.

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