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1 HOUR AGO - American Prospect

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Legions of Women Workers in U.S. Still Lack Minimum Wage and Labor Protections

  AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Billy Smith II In this Dec. 2014 photo, Eileen Merize, left, helps 93-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran Harold Utsler look through some of his paper work at her home in Katy, Texas near Houston. The Houston Chronicle reports Utsler is one of three veterans who live in Merize's home through the Medical Foster Program, which helps ...

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MAR 13, 2015 - New Yorker

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Who Will Control Tibetan Reincarnation?

In Beijing this week, delegates to the National People’s Congress took a moment away from debating annual targets for consumer price inflation (3 per cent), unemployment (4.5 per cent), and cuts to carbon intensity (3.1 per cent), to reiterate their policy position on the migration of the soul. Not any soul, to be precise: the soul of the Dalai Lama, ...

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MAR 13, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Economists Lobbying Congress For Trade Deal Could Benefit From Its Passage

Last week, 14 former chairs of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers penned a letter to congressional leaders in support of a controversial measure that would allow free-trade deals to move through Congress rapidly without amendments. “International trade is fundamentally good for the U.S. economy, beneficial to American families over time and consistent with our domestic policies,” the economists said. ...

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MAR 13, 2015 - Huffington Post

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A Lot Fewer Americans Get Unemployment Benefits Than You Think

WASHINGTON -- The share of unemployed Americans who receive unemployment insurance benefits has dwindled to its lowest point in decades, thanks in part to benefit cuts in Republican-led states. Just 23.1 percent of unemployed workers received state unemployment benefits at the end of 2014, according to a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal Washington think tank. The ...

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MAR 12, 2015 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Views Of Government Just Get Worse

Americans' confidence in their government falls. Life has gotten more challenging for the middle class. And the fundamentals point to another close presidential election in 2016. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, March 12, 2015. AMERICAN CONFIDENCE IN ALL GOVERNMENT NEAR RECORD LOWS - Emily Swanson: "Americans' confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows, according ...

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