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New York City elections hold promise of change

During the last 20 years of the Giuliani and then Bloomberg administrations, the living standards of the 99 percent have steadily declined, while the wealth of the 1 percent has risen.

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Under pressure GOP dumps “poison pills” from Sandy aid

The Republican-run House Rules Committee decided not to invite more confrontations over GOP reluctance to aid the millions of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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Could you survive on $2 a day?

Nearly 1.4 million American households live on that much per person.

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Insurance companies getting FEMA to pay their post-Sandy bills

Anger is growing in Brooklyn as thousands in the New York area are told by their insurance companies that they're not covered for damages resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

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$27 million granted to hire New York's unemployed for Sandy relief

There were protests to demand power be restored and for more help with the clean up. This situation to too big and too costly for private, profit-making companies to handle.

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New program will help prevent foreclosures

A new initiative bringing together local, state and federal resources to help stem the tide of foreclosures devastating Oakland neighborhoods is poised for launch.

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Rally demands banks stop foreclosing on veterans

Anti-foreclosure campaigners gathered to demand that banks stop foreclosure proceedings against a group of elderly veterans - most in their 90s - who are threatened with the loss of their homes.

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Christian "charity" really slumlords

Reverend Hamlet and Global Ministries Fellowship PAC are not running a charity.

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Memphis: Project Homeless event draws 1,200

Organized by the Community Alliance for the Homeless, and part of the city and county plans to end homelessness, the event brought together over 825 volunteers and 1,200 people seeking services.

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Trumka: Big Banks' payment on mortgage settlement good first step

A $26.5 billion settlement between the states' attorneys general and big banks over the financial finagling with mortgage-backed securities is a good first step, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.

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