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Health reform gets thumbs up from business community

In its ongoing campaign to pass health reform, the White House this week highlighted a new report from the Business Roundtable (BRT) on healthcare costs.

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Poultry companies on trial in film and courtroom

Don McCorkell, a former Oklahoma state representative, has made a compelling film that will make you think twice before you buy your next chicken wing.

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Four in Hartford arrested at Lieberman protest

Several dozen demonstrators gathered in front of Senator Joseph Lieberman's Hartford office at Constitution Plaza yesterday.

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Only in California! In-home care in peril

Beginning Nov. 1, until they are officially enrolled, new providers of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) to low income seniors, the blind and the disabled will not be paid their wages.

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New York state budget: the money is there, if you look for it

Yesterday, Gov. David Paterson  made a speech before an extraordinary joint session of the State Senate and Assembly, pushing the legislative bodies to accept his plan to alleviate the state's more than $3.2 billion deficit for this fiscal year (of which, four and a half months are remaining). Included in his plans are about $1.3 billion in cuts to schools, health care and municipal governments.

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Wall Street gets swine flu vaccine before others

Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley were among the first employers in New York to receive shipments of the badly sought after H1N1 swine flu vaccine.

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Health bill passes House, abortion remains sticking point

The bipartisan passage of the House health reform bill Sat. Nov. 7 was met with mainly positive reviews from the labor and democratic movements.

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E. coli deaths point to food safety failures

Two people have died and another 28 are ill after eating ground beef contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The deaths underscore the failures of the nation's food safety system.

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Demonstrators stage sit-in at Cigna

Video: Non-violent civil disobedience is employed at a Glendale,  California Cigna office with protestors calling for a public health care option.

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Pelosi announces the House health plan

After months of struggle by a growing movement outside and inside the halls of Congress, House Democrats released a health care reform plan.

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