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From Gulf Coast: We are more than fishermen, we are farmers of the sea

YCLOSKEY, La. - Brad Robin has been an oyster fisherman all his life, like four of his six brothers and his 84-year-old father.

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MoveOn urges fight to “Take back America” from corporations

SEQUIM, Wash. — More than 250 Olympic Peninsula residents crowded a MoveOn.org forum here the evening of May 4 to denounce corporate greed and its stranglehold on government.

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Texas could become top Cuba trading partner

The Port of Houston has gained permission for its container vessels to sail to Cuba, and the trade and jobs potential is big.

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Texans demonstrate for jobs, immigrant rights

DALLAS -- Workers in front of Bank of America here in Dallas on Tax Day, April 15, demanded that banks help pay to create the 11 million jobs lost as a result of the economic crisis created by the nation's large financial institutions.

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Emergency funding urged to prevent worst school cuts in 50 years

Tens of thousands of teachers and other school staff are facing layoffs across the country for the coming school year, along with slashed programs, larger classes and shortened school weeks.

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Break up megabanks, progressives urge

Labor and progressives warn against the danger of moves on Capitol Hill to weaken finance reform.

Wall Street moves to crush $50 billion fund

The GOP's back room talks with Wall Street began to explode in the faces of Republican senators yesterday.

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Goldman fraud adds fuel to financial reform drive

Big banks appear to be much more worried about a clampdown on their derivatives gambling schemes than they are about a consumer protection agency.

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Legalizing undocumented immigrants would boost economy

The legalization of the 11 to 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could raise the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of this country by $1.5 trillion over 10 years

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Demand to curb Wall Street has GOP in a bind

Government records on campaign contributions shows that GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell takes more money from Wall Street than any other sector.

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