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Tale of two cities: Toronto and Detroit

DETROIT - Twenty thousand people attending the second U.S. Social Forum here this week have staged a peaceful takeover of a city in crisis.


GOP says no to jobless benefits, groups plan D.C. march

How do you trim a bill to provide unemployment benefits to laid-off workers in the millionaires' club of the U.S. Senate?


Black and Latino home losses continue to mount

With close to 6 million homes at risk of being seized by banks, the foreclosure crisis continues to deepen, with the greatest risk to homeowners of color, a new study finds.


Millions at risk of being left behind in rising college economy

 A new study released this week finds that as the economy struggles to recover, and jobs slowly return, there will be a growing disconnect between the types of jobs employers need to fill and number of Americans who have the education and training to fill those jobs.


Rally at Treasury: Goldman Sachs owes us $13 billion

"Young Turks" talk show host Cenk Uygur led protesters at the Treasury Department chanting: "Hey-hey, ho-ho, $13 billion's a lot of dough!" and "Goldman Sachs, we want it back!"


Official admits oil gusher exceeds all prior estimates

A second “containment” vessel will increase the amount of oil being captured to as much as 28,000 barrels of oil per day.


Action on jobs key to victory in November

"We don't have the luxury of all this whining and agonizing. We've got to turn the agonizing into organizing."


Senator presses $100 billion jobs bill

CLEVELAND - At a packed press conference and rally, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced he will introduce a $100 billion jobs bill when the Senate reconvenes next week.


Homeless tent cities grow in the West

Ira Birkenfeld works with homeless people in Reno, Nevada.


New Haven leaders say, “Show us good jobs!”

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The need for good jobs brought New Haven community and union leaders to Mayor John DeStefano's office on May 19.

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