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Unemployment benefits extension clears hurdle in Senate

Millions of jobless Americans will continue to receive unemployment benefits through November after a GOP-led filibuster was finally killed today in the U.S. Senate.

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Extension of aid to jobless should pass Senate Tuesday

Democrats are expected to have the 60 votes needed to cut off a GOP filibuster against extension of unemployment benefits.

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Your mailman searches for the ghosts of Tom and Joe

Today a young couple with two kids told me a sad story: they are giving their house, a house they had built just eight years ago, back to the bank.

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Chicago labor to march for jobs

Under the banner of "Good Jobs Now! Make Wall Street Pay" Chicago labor and allies will be marching on LaSalle Street, Chicago's version of Wall Street.

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March jobs not enough to reduce unemployment rate

This morning's release of the government employment report showed 162,000 payroll jobs gained in March, the largest jump in three years.

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There they go again! GOP denies jobless benefits to thousands

When Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma left for his "Spring Break" on March 29, he also left some 200,000 jobless Americans without badly needed money to provide for their families.

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Hearing investigates jobs crisis in Dallas

The North Texas Workers Rights Board, an adjunct of Jobs with Justice, held public hearings on the jobs crisis recently at Judge Luis Sepulveda's courtroom in Dallas.

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Senator has two words for jobless: ‘Tough s_ _ _ !’

The Republican senator from Kentucky, Jim Bunning, known for two things - his baseball record and his bizarre behavior - is now known for two more: "Tough s_ _ _ ."

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Machinists union creates website to organize nation's unemployed

A new website nicknamed UCubed aims to unite over 31 million unemployed Americans to get organized, build power and fight together with the labor movement for jobs and economic recovery.

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