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Labor rally calls for jobs, protests Bank of America

A spirited lunchtime crowd of some 2000 workers heard local, state and national leaders slam Wall Street and urge action and large-scale investment for jobs.

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It's time to tax the wealth in Connecticut

Representatives of Better Choices for Connecticut released a report outlining several options to stop Governor Rell's proposed budget cuts on vital needs and services by taxing the rich. 

Debate rages on how to solve Black unemployment

A debate raged recently over growing Black unemployment - 30 percent among youth - as President Obama renewed federal support for historically Black colleges.

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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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‘Focus on jobs, jobs and more jobs’

Congress and the president must take swift and bold steps to stop the jobs crisis in this country, a coalition of labor and civil rights organizations told reporters on a conference call Feb. 19th.

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Recovery Act success stimulates the push for job creation

Reports released this week show that Republican claims that the stimulus was a failure are dead wrong.

Obama deficit control plan draws fire

President Obama's plan to announce a spending freeze for some domestic programs during his State of the Union address tomorrow is drawing fire.

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Obama calls for economic boost for working families

The Obama administration continued to address economic issues with the announcement of several new proposals, Jan. 25, designed to help ease financial anxieties.

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Massachusetts election lesson: "Don't Mourn, Organize!"

"Don't Mourn, Organize!" This is the growing call from labor and progressive forces following the upset election in Massachusetts.

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Calif. governor proposes ‘Terminator’ budget

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's final budget proposals, issued Jan. 8, are assuring that when he leaves office at the end of this year, he will be forever known as "the terminator" in real life as well as on the silver screen.

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