February

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At UAW legislative conference, Obama defends auto bailout

In a rousing speech to a legislative conference of the UAW, President Obama defended his administration's bailout of the auto industry and credited UAW workers as the real saviors of the big Detroit companies.

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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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Protesters slam Kasich for “selling out Ohio”

Protesters denounced huge tax giveaways to the rich and big business that the governor is paying for with cuts to education, mental health and city services.

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Civil rights and labor leaders develop strategy to repeal anti-immigrant law

Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB 56, has threatened people of color regardless of their legal status, and continues to damage the state's economy and reputation.

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Dallas "funeral" protests foreclosures

Progressive organizations came together to protest home foreclosures with a long march and vigil in North Dallas.

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Jobless rate drops: positive trend but some cautions too

The nation's official unemployment rate fell in January to 8.3 percent, down from December's 8.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.