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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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Oakland police arrest hundreds of Occupy protesters

Police arrested some 400 demonstrators Jan. 28 in response to the latest attempt by Occupy Oakland activists to occupy a vacant building and establish a new encampment there.

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Sweetheart deal or fair deal on housing?

After months of negotiation with big banks, the White House may announce a settlement that would let the banks off the hook for their role in the foreclosure crisis.

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Foreclosures set to rise in 2012

The slight dip in foreclosure rates in 2011 was not the beginning of a trend towards reversal of the mortgage crisis.

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Tenants' struggles heat up at the Chelsea hotel

These days there is a noticeable fine dust permeating the air throughout this historic landmark hotel. One tenant walked into his bathroom to find that the ceiling had collapsed.

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