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Calif. governor proposes ‘scorched earth' budget cuts

Once again, Californians most needing their government's help are being told they must bear the brunt of a $19 billion budget gap.

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Thousands march on Wall Street for financial reform

NEW YORK-This city's streets, including Wall Street, Twitter accounts and cell phone text message networks were abuzz with anti-Wall Street sentiment as tens of thousands marched on Wall Street.

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What’s gone wrong, America?” ask jobless

It's disappointing. America is my home. What's gone wrong?" asked Leroy Smith, a laid off Chicago bus driver. "I'm through being patient. We need the government to put us back to work now."

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Chicago rally demands Wall Street reform, jobs now

Labor, faith-based and community activists marched throughout the Chicago  financial district here Wednesday demanding Congress do what's right and pass financial reform.

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Unions, community to Wells Fargo: We are not your ATM!

From all around the Bay Area and beyond they came, a thousand strong - union members proudly displaying their banners, community organizations from neighborhoods wracked by foreclosures and unemployment.

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Republicans poised to block debate on finance reform

The most comprehensive changes in financial regulation since the 1930's are unlikely to clear their first obstacle in the Senate tonight as Republicans try to hold out for a bill more favorable to Wall Street.

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N.Y. to slash literacy funding

Though illiteracy here and across the U.S. continues to be a growing social problem, efforts to combat it are under attack by the city and state legislature, under the guise of reigning in runaway spending.

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White House to fight attempts to weaken finance reform

Deputy Treasury Secretary Neil Wolin declared yesterday that "the administration will oppose efforts to provide exemptions for certain kinds of lenders."

Stimulus money provides union jobs in Missouri

We are getting a double benefit from the stimulus money. We are rebuilding our infrastructure and creating jobs," said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to about 300 union members.

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Comptroller: NYC paying slumlords millions to house homeless

The Department of Homeless Services is wasting millions of dollars on services that lack oversight, some of which are overtly illegal, according to recent audit of the DHS.

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