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Black Caucus demands immediate action on jobs

The CBC will be hosting a "For the People Jobs Initiative" in several urban areas stricken by high unemployment.

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"Good Jobs" tour: Detroiters say we need jobs, not spending on war

 

What drove the huge outpouring, and what was missing in the lives of many in attendance was the right to a job.

White House looking to foreign companies to create U.S. jobs

Foreign direct investment is an important part of the U.S. economy. Close to six million workers are employed by foreign-owned businesses worth some $3.1 trillion, the White House Council of Economic Advisers reported.

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Interfaith coalition tells Congress: Put job creation first

The group, comprised of Muslim, Christian and Jewish organizations, called on Congress "to protect poor people from bearing the brunt of budget cuts."

White House steps up campaign to "cut government waste"

President Obama signed an Executive Order initiating the Campaign to Cut Waste, ordering each department and agency to report regularly to Vice President Biden who will head a new task force on government accountability.

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Republicans reject climate change

Earlier this month, House Republicans rejected three amendments stating that global warming is real, poses a threat and is caused by humans.

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Aid to workers hurt by outsourcing to end

The federal program that has helped hundreds of thousands of workers get back on their feet after their jobs went overseas could soon disappear due to an error by Congress.

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J .P. Morgan Chase forecloses on active duty troops

The banking industry showed its callous disregard for working families when J.P. Morgan Chase foreclosed on and overcharged thousands of troops on active duty.

Fight over Social Security is on

The 112th Congress is barely under way and a fight has already broken out - on partisan lines, of course - over Social Security and Medicare.

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Health reform backers gaining support

As Republicans attempt to repeal healthcare reform, Democats are turning the debate into a campaign to explain the law to more Americans.

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