Sources are saying that Elizabeth Warren has won a seat on the Senate Banking Committee. Almost two years after Wall Street's successful campaign to keep the consumer advocate from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, it seems that the incoming senator will be on the Banking Committee which would be a huge victory for progressives.
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More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and were unchanged in the remaining 12. Meanwhile, hiring increased in 34 states and fell in 16.