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Three grim tales from the Big Apple

Ranked third or fourth richest city in the world, will New York tell its young generation that it cannot provide shelter, or classrooms, or even transportation to school?

Northern Manhattan mobilizes against budget cuts

More than 1,000 residents held a unity rally on Saturday to mobilize against proposed budget cuts that will have a devastating effect on this predominantly Latino and black working class community.

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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In ‘failed state,’ schools face more cuts

California is at the very heart of what is internationally known as the "American crisis," and its schools are on the chopping block.

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Desperate times in America: selling food stamps to pay bills

With high unemployment appearing to be a permanent part of the economic picture, the long-term poor are turning to increasingly desperate measures to survive.

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Calif. bills would create 140,000 jobs in state

California legislators are putting jobs creation at the top of their agenda.

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Oregon delivers ‘tax the rich’ message

Oregon voters  sent a message to the nation yesterday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent cuts in education and other public services.

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For-profit firms jam up food stamp delivery

Extreme poverty and hunger is growing across the country, yet, a majority of states don't reach their entire eligible populations.

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