October

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Cook County sheriff refuses to foreclose as housing crisis deepens

In a dramatic expression of public anger at the growing foreclosure crisis Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart yesterday refused to enforce foreclosures issued by big banks.

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African American leaders launch Illinois voter drive

CHICAGO - African American community leaders have announced a drive to turn out 100,000 votes in Cook County for Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat running for re-election.

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Unemployment at 50 percent, Detroit vows to fight

Though she is without full-time employment, Emily Norton works even harder today. She now has four part-time jobs but earns just one-third of what she made while working full time.

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95,000 more jobs are lost

95,000 jobs were lost in September because the private sector added only 64,000 jobs while government employment went down by 159,000.

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Golden State hanging on by its fingernails

California’s budget may be about to stagger over the finish line, nearly 100 days late - but it won't be pretty.

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Steelworkers president talks up green jobs

"The same people who say you can't have good wages and good pensions say you can't have good jobs and a clean environment," Steelworkers leader Leo Gerard said.

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Possible foreclosure fraud prompts investigation by feds

Attorney General Eric Holder  announced a federal investigation into possible fraud by big banks foreclosing on homeowners.

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Economists predict stormy weather ahead

In a live webcast conference yesterday, top left-to-moderate economists painted a grim picture, especially with the current Republican-induced paralysis in Congress.

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Labor leads campaign for moratorium on foreclosures

Calls for a nationwide moratorium on foreclosures come after several large banks revealed widespread irregularities in procedures for home repossessions.

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California Senate contenders slug it out in debate

Boxer said her Republican opponent, while CEO of Hewlett Packard, "laid off 30,000 workers, shipped jobs overseas, and she says she's proud of her record - well, that's her record."