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Ryan’s home state could lose billions under his plan

Paul Ryan's home state, Wisconsin, could lose billions of dollars if Ryan gets into the White House and Republicans take control of Congress.

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Free back-to-school shoe lines reminiscent of the 30’s

The story behind the shoe line in St. Joseph is a story repeated everywhere, from Gary, Ind., to Youngstown, Ohio, to Flint, Mich., to Chico, Calif., to Milton, Mass.

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Corporations loot tax monies as Chicago schools suffer

Why would some of America's richest families need lavish public subsidies while schools, parks and other public services are in desperate need of funds?

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Protesters tell Goldman Sachs: Stop immoral “swap”

Oakland residents gathered to support the demand that the giant end a 14-year-old interest rate swap that has cost the city millions.

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Study: “Good jobs” in America on the decline

The share of "good jobs" in the U.S. economy declined from 27.4 percent to 24.6 percent since 1979, a new report by two labor economists says.

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Unions applaud Senate vote for middle class tax cut

In a party-line vote of 51-48, the Senate yesterday passed a middle-class tax cut, keeping present tax reductions for individuals.

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GOP shoots down another jobs bill

Once again, a planned Senate Republican filibuster brought down a jobs bill, the Bring Jobs Home Act.

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Ship products not jobs, say Detroiters

The still active Detroit Port on the Detroit River is where union members and city residents rallied yesterday.

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During outbreak, Florida shuts only TB facility

One could be forgiven for thinking that shuttering state's only tuberculosis center during the worst outbreak in 20 years isn't a particularly good idea.

Stockton becomes largest bankrupt city in U.S.

The June 28 filing came after months of talks with creditors failed to resolve a $26 million gap in the city's budget for the coming fiscal year.

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