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Oakland mayor, residents discuss priorities

The gathering was the latest in a series of actions Quan has initiated as part of her goal to be a "people's mayor."

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Homelessness, poverty up across the country

The Great Recession resulted in a significant increase in homelessness according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

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Union construction jobs at stake Nov. 2

Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.

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Government offers $1 billion more for housing crisis, still hard to keep pace

As the nation's poverty rate rises to 15 percent, the highest level since the 1960s, the Obama administration announced this week new measures to help struggling homeowners prevent foreclosure.

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New study reveals discriminatory mortgage practices

California's Latino and African American homeowners experience twice the rate of foreclosures than that of non-Hispanic whites, a recent report found.

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White House announces plan to end homelessness

A dramatic new plan to end homelessness within a decade was announced by the Obama administration this week.

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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.

Federal panel grills Greenspan, Citigroup on predatory lending

The nation's subprime crisis will be in the news from Wednesday to Friday this week as the federal government's Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission begins a new round of hearings.

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City comptroller takes aim at developer abuse

NEW YORK - Comptroller John Liu is setting up a task force to help protect communities from big developers and corruption.

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Latino children suffer most in foreclosure crisis, report says

Latino children and families who lost their homes due to foreclosure suffer long-term psychological and social trauma, according to a new report.

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