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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.

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Homeless tent cities grow in the West

Ira Birkenfeld works with homeless people in Reno, Nevada.

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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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New foreclosures down, repossessions rise in April

With over 12 percent of current mortgages in danger of default - close to 7 million homes - foreclosure notices made a slight drop in April signaling a potential bottoming out of the housing crisis.

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From Gulf Coast: We are more than fishermen, we are farmers of the sea

YCLOSKEY, La. - Brad Robin has been an oyster fisherman all his life, like four of his six brothers and his 84-year-old father.

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MoveOn urges fight to “Take back America” from corporations

SEQUIM, Wash. — More than 250 Olympic Peninsula residents crowded a MoveOn.org forum here the evening of May 4 to denounce corporate greed and its stranglehold on government.

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Texas could become top Cuba trading partner

The Port of Houston has gained permission for its container vessels to sail to Cuba, and the trade and jobs potential is big.

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Texans demonstrate for jobs, immigrant rights

DALLAS -- Workers in front of Bank of America here in Dallas on Tax Day, April 15, demanded that banks help pay to create the 11 million jobs lost as a result of the economic crisis created by the nation's large financial institutions.

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Emergency funding urged to prevent worst school cuts in 50 years

Tens of thousands of teachers and other school staff are facing layoffs across the country for the coming school year, along with slashed programs, larger classes and shortened school weeks.

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Break up megabanks, progressives urge

Labor and progressives warn against the danger of moves on Capitol Hill to weaken finance reform.

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