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Hurricane forecast moves closer to home for millions

Republican Gov. Chris Christie, notorious for his insistence that the federal government stay out of New Jersey, is already demanding federal aid.

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Big Business hiding more of its money

The U.S. collects less in corporate taxes as a share of GDP than 24 out of 26 industrialized countries, ahead of only Chile and Mexico.

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Emergency manager cuts endanger Detroit schools

Ten thousand Detroit Public Schools teachers and support staff are quickly finding out how undemocratic Michigan's emergency manager law is.

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Rallies call for “Contract for the American Dream”

Demonstrators gathered around the country calling on public officials to respond to the economic crisis by putting people back to work in good jobs.

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Chicago activists rally for jobs not cuts

Dozens of unemployed activists and supporters rallied here at Federal Plaza August 5 urging Congress to enact a massive federal jobs program and not to cut badly needed social entitlement programs.

Chicago rally: Hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

It was 101 degrees in the shade, but that didn't stop 200 white-haired retirees and others from rallying against any cuts to these programs.

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Fight against privatization roils a Maryland county

Hundreds of Frederick County workers packed the county hearing room to speak to the five county commissioners two days in a row this week.

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“Rebuild the Dream”: For Henry Rhodes it’s still out of reach

In house parties across the nation, 25,000 participants told heartfelt stories of their struggles to make the "American dream" a reality.

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Minnesota unions await details of deal to end shutdown

The two sides were at an impasse over how to resolve a $5 billion deficit for the budget period that started July 1.

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Retired, but fighting: ARA stands up for Social Security (video)

Barbara Easterling, president of the 4-million-member Alliance for Retired Americans, tells it like it is about Social Security and the budget crisis.

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