February

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Black and Latino seniors face double poverty rates

A new report says that 19.4% of Black seniors  and 19%t of Latino seniors have incomes below the federal poverty line, compared to 9.4%  for the senior population as a whole.

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Over 300 pack White House Hispanic Summit in Ohio

The all-day event brought 18 representatives from nine federal departments for round-table discussions on many questions including immigration, jobs, education and entrepreneurship.

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Fired warehouse workers hold Walmart accountable

On Feb. 17, with the support of community and business leaders, they gathered in front of a Walmart Express store and fought back.

Details emerge on jobless benefits and payroll tax cut deal

In addition to shortening the maximum length of time workers may collect, the GOP also won some cuts in the pensions for newly hired federal workers.

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Obama budget draws praise, some complaints, from labor leaders

The president's budget will be ignored in the GOP-run House, where Budget Committee Chairm Paul Ryan, R-Wis., intends to draft a proposal, which is expected to push killing of Medicare as we know it.

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Jobless rate drops: positive trend but some cautions too

The nation's official unemployment rate fell in January to 8.3 percent, down from December's 8.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

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Romney’s Bain behind airline plan to slash jobs and pensions

American Airlines announced yesterday that it will take the advice of Mitt Romney's firm, Bain Capital, and lay off 13,000 workers.