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Jobs bill is 'light at the end of the tunnel'

Steve Lipton worked as a plumber for over 25 years - the last 16 with the same employer; the last eight as a general foreman. And then one day in January 2009, he was abruptly laid off.

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Senator presses $100 billion jobs bill

CLEVELAND - At a packed press conference and rally, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced he will introduce a $100 billion jobs bill when the Senate reconvenes next week.

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Chicago unemployed organize

Unemployed workers took to the streets the day after Memorial Day to demand jobs and extension of unemployment benefits.

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Bill would lift Cuba travel ban

Congress is about to vote on a bill that would end the Cuba travel ban and create an estimated 6,000 jobs in the U.S.

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Homeless tent cities grow in the West

Ira Birkenfeld works with homeless people in Reno, Nevada.

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New Haven leaders say, “Show us good jobs!”

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The need for good jobs brought New Haven community and union leaders to Mayor John DeStefano's office on May 19.

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News in brief: Matthews says nationalize BP

Leading today's News in Brief: MSNBC news commentator Chris Matthews called on the Obama administration to do its best for the people and nationalize the oil industry.

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Despite high unemployment, Black teens more optimistic

Despite record levels of unemployment, Black young people, since the election of President Barack Obama, have become optimistic about the future, according to a number of recent studies.

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At Blue-Green Alliance meet, the cry is, “Good Jobs, Clean Air!”

WASHINGTON - Truck-driver Porfirio Diaz brought the 3,500 delegates at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs national conference here to their feet May 5 with his harrowing story of the struggle he and his fellow drivers are waging for union rights and clean air in the Port of Oakland in California.

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What’s gone wrong, America?” ask jobless

It's disappointing. America is my home. What's gone wrong?" asked Leroy Smith, a laid off Chicago bus driver. "I'm through being patient. We need the government to put us back to work now."

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