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For Latinos, recession takes its toll

As millions nationwide remain unemployed and struggle to stay afloat in the most punishing recession since the Great Depression, civil rights and labor leaders note Latinos and communities of color continue to suffer the most in the country's current economic crisis.

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Banks seize over one million homes in 2010

Banks seized more than one million homes last year, a new record - and are poised to seize more.

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Corporate interests block jobs legislation

Powerful corporate interests in Congress however are blocking jobs legislation.

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Desperate times in America: selling food stamps to pay bills

With high unemployment appearing to be a permanent part of the economic picture, the long-term poor are turning to increasingly desperate measures to survive.

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For-profit firms jam up food stamp delivery

Extreme poverty and hunger is growing across the country, yet, a majority of states don't reach their entire eligible populations.