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For Dallas jobless, it's statistics versus facts

Activists joined the national effort for "First Friday Vigils" on behalf the unemployed the day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new unemployment data.

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Army base reopening a step closer

Prospects for redeveloping the Oakland Army Base moved a step forward last week as the City Council voted to extend its negotiating agreement with developers California Capital Group and AMB Corp.

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Video: Chicagoans march on monthly jobs report

Chicago Jobs with Justice joined with U.S. Uncut and other community allies and marched on the Bank of America, demanding that the financial giant pay its fair share of federal taxes

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Feb. jobless figures down but concerns rise over govt. cuts

The nation's official unemployment rate declined ever so slightly for the third straight month in February, down 0.1 percent to 8.9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week.

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Unemployment compensation could add billions more to Fla. economy

Unemployment compensation acts as one of the most efficient stimulus programs, pumping more than $9 billion into the local economy.

Women take lead in fight for jobs

Women's rights activists note that, while the jobs crisis is harming all sectors of society, women and girls are being hit especially hard. Despite recent recovery efforts the unemployment rate among women has increased.

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Help wanted: no jobless need apply

Unemployment has hovered at 10 percent for months, yet employers are refusing to hire the jobless.

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GOP seeks immediate cut in Dept of Labor budget

House Republicans are seeking large cuts in domestic programs for the rest of this fiscal year - including 21 percent from the Labor Department - and they promise more to come next year.

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Democrats challenge Republicans: extend lifeline to 99ers

Democrats introduced into Congress a bill to  extend unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed  and challenged Republicans to "bring this to a vote as soon as possible."

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J .P. Morgan Chase forecloses on active duty troops

The banking industry showed its callous disregard for working families when J.P. Morgan Chase foreclosed on and overcharged thousands of troops on active duty.

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