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On deficit, Obama says "corporate jet owners" should pay fair share

President Barack Obama ratcheted up the pressure yesterday on Republicans to get off their our-way-or -the-highway position in the debt/deficit talks.

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"Good Jobs" tour: Detroiters say we need jobs, not spending on war

 

What drove the huge outpouring, and what was missing in the lives of many in attendance was the right to a job.

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Rebuild the Dream movement launched in New York

Over 1,000 people filled New York's Town Hall last week for the kickoff of an ambitious attempt to launch a progressive new social movement.

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Pete Seeger on Woody Guthrie, youth and the environment

"These were the original verses, which Woody had written. He sang them several different ways. The way I learned it is how he wrote it, mentioning private property."

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Interfaith coalition tells Congress: Put job creation first

The group, comprised of Muslim, Christian and Jewish organizations, called on Congress "to protect poor people from bearing the brunt of budget cuts."

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Ending wars, creating jobs, top mayors' agenda

More than a dozen  mayors are sponsoring a resolution to end the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and use the savings to pay for job-creating programs in the nation's cities.

White House establishes rural council

President Obama established the White House Rural Council to develop and implement an economic strategy in the country's rural communities.

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At empty train depot, Detroiters demand jobs

DETROIT - They believe that if a negligent slumlord did what he was supposed to, the worst urban blight could be used to generate good jobs.

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Youth employment at historic low

"Having a job helps youth mature and teaches responsibility."

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Bleak numbers: unemployment rate up, jobs scarce

The unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent in May, up from April's 9 percent rate, signalling a pause in any economic recovery.

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