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Economists paint bleak picture of Great Recession aftermath

A total of one out of every six workers are un- or underemployed.

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Lawmaker panel faults “reckless” banks as causing great recession

According to a federal panel, "reckless" banks and faulty regulators were the chief source of the recent crisis.

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A New Generation of Dreamers: Freedom Rides yesterday and today

A month-long celebration linking the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides that desegregated interstate transportation in the South with today's movements to address racism, violence and unemployment was kicked off here.

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Food stamp use jumps to record rates in Illinois

In Illinois, the number of families in need of food assistance has jumped nearly 13 percent, creating  not just a political or economic issue, but a moral one.

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Trumka: State of the Union must be a call to action on jobs

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged President Obama to make next week’s State of the Union Address a “call to action, a call to invest in our future, to create jobs, to be the country we can and must be.”

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Activists rally for jobs and benefits in Chicago

Dozens braved the cold here Dec. 3, to rally at Federal Plaza urging U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and his GOP colleagues in Washington to extend unemployment benefits for millions nationwide and fund programs that create jobs.

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MoveOn.org speakout: No tax cuts for billionaires

“No Tax Bailouts for Billionaires” was the message of thousands of MoveOn.org members who joined street corner “speakouts” outside congressional district offices across the nation Dec. 2.

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Despite Christmas hiring, unemployment rate jumps

Just as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, the GOP pushes for tax breaks for billionaires as America's economy crumbles.

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GOP blocks jobless aid, vows to kill all Dem-backed bills

Millions of Americans are almost certain to lose their unemployment checks this month after Congress failed to extend benefits by the Nov. 30 deadline.

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Ohio jobless demand action

As federal unemployment benefits expired for 800,000 Americans Tuesday, people rallied in downtown Cleveland to demand extension of this critical lifeline.

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