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Year ends with 7.8 percent jobless rate

The U.S. ended 2012 with a 7.8 percent jobless rate in December, unchanged from the month before and down 0.7 percent from the end of 2011.

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Fix the economy: Only way to erase the debt

They are trying to tell us that the problem with the economy is the "debt."

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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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After Michigan setback, unions to fight back

Yesterday, Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a bill designed to cripple organized labor in this state.

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30,000 protest "right to work" for less in Michigan

The 58 Republicans who rammed through a 'right to work' for less bill were dwarfed by the 30,000 who descended today on the State Capitol  to protest their assault on union rights.

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Labor Department: much more to be done on job safety

The Labor Department's Inspector General is still finding holes in enforcement programs of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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People’s World media forum talks immigrant rights

"If we are going to advance the rights of all workers we must not let immigration be a wedge to pit worker against worker."

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Massey exec cops a plea in mine explosion that killed 29

A high-ranking official at Massey Energy Co, will plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to violate federal mine safety and health standards as part of a plea bargain.

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N. Calif. registered nurses still fighting Sutter takeaways

For the seventh time since fall 2011, registered nurses were walking picket lines at eight Sutter Health facilities in northern California.

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Lesson for the day – stop Fat Cats from robbing our schools

TIFs - or Tax Increment Financing - is a method powerful financial interests have devised to divert public monies to private coffers.

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