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Labor rally calls for jobs, protests Bank of America

A spirited lunchtime crowd of some 2000 workers heard local, state and national leaders slam Wall Street and urge action and large-scale investment for jobs.

Tax the rich and create jobs now!

With 35 percent unemployment in building trades and looming state budget cuts to education, labor unions and allies are demanding Wall Street banks pay their "fair share."

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Oakland residents demand action vs. banks

OAKLAND, Calif. - Fighting back tears, anger in his voice, Al Marshall recounted how his "kids were crying when the judgment came down" to abandon the home in which they were growing up.

In Show-Me State, calls to tax the rich, show us some jobs

"Government has a responsibility to assist people in these hard economic times," former autoworker Clem Smith told a crowd on the state Capitol steps.

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Rally: Jobs crisis a life and death emergency

CHICAGO - Dozens of people rallied here at Federal Plaza today demanding that Congress act immediately to address the worst job crisis since the Great Depression.

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Chicago youth demand jobs

CHICAGO - "Jobs now" echoed across a frozen Federal Plaza as hundreds of youth demanded passage of federal youth jobs legislation and voiced their anger over being left out of the legislative process.

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Republican hypocrisy on Recovery Act runs rampant

Not on single Republican voted to pass President Obama's economic recovery act in February 2009, but now they are all trying to get a piece of it.

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Obama’s nuclear power plan assailed as costly and misguided

President Obama's announcement of $8 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear reactors has drawn virtually unanimous opposition from environmental groups.

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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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‘Focus on jobs, jobs and more jobs’

Congress and the president must take swift and bold steps to stop the jobs crisis in this country, a coalition of labor and civil rights organizations told reporters on a conference call Feb. 19th.

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