September

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Jackson: Jobs needed as state cuts endanger lives

People want to move from welfare to work, but the requirements to make that transition are missing.

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Poverty rate rises to 15.1 percent, number of uninsured to 50 million

The Census Bureau is reporting that the number of Americans in poverty jumped to 15.1 percent in 2010, a 27-year high.

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President demands lawmakers pass $447 billion jobs bill

Republicans, as expected, are already throwing wrenches into the works, with all of the GOP presidential candidates essentially trashing the proposal.

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Thousands show up for Black Caucus jobs fair (video)

Video highlights from the Congressional Black Caucus jobs fair/town hall meeting held on Aug. 31 here at the Crenshaw Christian Center with more than 500 people in attendance. An estimated 20,000 showed up for the CBC's jobs fair earlier that day.

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Labor-backed think tank: Another lost generation?

When it comes to income and net wealth, the years since 1983 have been a "lost generation" for all but the richest 5 percent of the U.S., say Larry Mishel and Heidi Shierholz of the Economic Policy Institute.

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Philadelphia says: Heal America, tax Wall Street

Over 100 rallied outside the downtown office of Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., Sept. 1 to deliver the message.

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Joint session of Congress to hear the president on jobs

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner agreed Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress, ending yet another GOP attempt to embarrass the president.

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