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Social Security’s 75th birthday spurs “Hands off” campaign

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The hot summer is heating up even more as the fight to preserve and extend Social Security becomes a front-burner issue in the 2010 elections.

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Unemployed tell their stories - online

At the Unemployed Workers' Support Network and other Facebook pages, jobless workers tell their stories, and organize.

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NAACP takes lead on Oct. 2 jobs march

Mobilization is under way for a massive national march and rally Oct. 2 in Washington, to demand jobs, immigration reform and funding for education and health care.

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Forecast: joblessness to stay high for up to 11 years

New joblessness findings prompted Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Keith Ellison to demand that Congress pass legislation to save up to 900,000 state and local government jobs.

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Economy and immigration top issues for Latinos

In a new poll among Latinos nationwide, about half of the more than 1,500 interviewed say they worry about losing their jobs, paying bills or saving for college.

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White House touts recovery act, health reform

Administration officials highlighted this week the positive impacts of the economic recovery act and announced new rules created under the health reform law that will improve coverage for millions of Americans.

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Progressives launch budget fight a year early

NEW YORK - Though this year's city budget, one of the most austerity-driven in recent memory, has just been completed, a group of City Council members is already preparing for next year's fight.

Cheers for our side!

Cheers and jeers: Frogs and workers? Texas turning blue? Republicans going Green? Obama a Communist? and more.

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Too big to fail? Not this Wall Street reform bill

Congress is on the verge of passing the most sweeping banking and financial regulations since the 1930s - or so the catch phrase goes.

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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.

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