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Is snail mail on its last legs?

The United States Postal Service has announced that it will examine 3,700 post offices for the possibility of closure.

Job creation nowhere on GOP agenda

On a different planet, perhaps, an incoming Congress would now be plowing its way through the pages of jobs plans - but not this one.

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Schakowsky issues progressive deficit plan

A leading congressional progressive issued a counter-plan to the one advocated by the deficit commission's co-chairs. The plan would reduce deficits - but not on the backs of working people.

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Proposed Social Security cuts: seniors hit, millionaires glide

Proposals for major cuts in Social Security floated by the deficit commission co-chairs are an attempt to "bully" seniors "while Wall Street millionaires just skate on through scot-free."

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Quick action on financial reform urged

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Union allies, led by the Americans for Financial Reform, urged lawmakers to quickly approve the comprehensive Wall Street reform bill that congressional negotiators produced in late June.

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.