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Buried in Jobs Report: Strong Growth in Construction

Buried in Jobs Report: Strong Growth in Construction
After five years of hemorrhaging jobs, the construction industry has been rebounding over the past three months, a sign that some economists say indicates there is hope for the economy on the whole.
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Fox’s Gutfeld: 'Sweatshops for Emerging Economies Are for Workers with No Skills'

Fox’s Greg Gutfeld may have discovered the secret to sweatshop success in relation to underpaid workers. He said, “A low paying job has to be low rung in order to get people up on that. If you make that low rung high paying, than the unskilled worker can’t get up there and move up. That’s why the biggest myth of all time is that sweatshops are bad."
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Grey's Anatomy Star Says He's Buying Tully's Coffee

Grey's Anatomy Star Says He's Buying Tully's Coffee
The actor, who was dubbed "McDreamy" by fans of the hospital drama while his co-star was affectionately called "McSteamy," won a bankruptcy auction to buy Tully's Coffee, a small coffee chain based in Seattle. Among those Dempsey beat out is Tully's much bigger Seattle neighbor, Starbucks Corp., which wanted to convert the cafes to its own brand.
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This Google Settlement is Brought to You by the Makers of Monopoly

The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) settlement with Google fails to end its most anti-competitive practice, Consumer Watchdog said Thursday. The public interest group called on the Department of Justice to press forward to end the Internet giant's monopolistic behavior in search results.
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The Fiscal Five: A Quintet of Cliff Cartoons

Things aren't looking too optimistic. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that we're headed over the "fiscal cliff," blaming House Speaker John Boehner for not allowing a middle class tax cut bill to come to a vote. As leaders in Washington continue to squabble, here are five funny "fiscal cliff" cartoons to cheer you up.
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Religious Leaders Encourage Poverty Protections for Unemployed Americans

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition gathered on Capitol Hill Thursday to speak out in support of the Social Security Disability Insurance benefits program. The two groups gathered to dispel myths about the program being widely abused and wasteful and pushed to ensure that SSDI would not fall victim to "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
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Americans: We Want Gun Regulation, Forget the 'Fiscal Cliff'

"The public wants guns out of the schools, not in the schools," said Frank Luntz, a Republican pollster and CBS News political analyst.
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Pay Up: Over $1 Million in CA Construction Labor Violations Accrued

California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has wrapped up two separate investigations of contractors on public work projects who failed to properly pay their employees. The returned wages and fines between the two investigations total over $1 million. Among the many violations were failure to pay prevailing wages, failure to pay into fringe benefit programs, and failure to pay for weekend work and overtime.
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For Grieving Father Struggling With Dead Son’s Student Debt, Resolution Comes Four Years Late

It's been four long years for Francisco Reynoso. The California gardener whose son died in a car accident in 2008 left him buried in grief — and in student debt. At last, the bereaved father is getting some resolution.
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Boehner to Obama: Let's Discuss Plan B

House Speaker John Boehner is proposing a 'Plan B' option to keep taxes from increasing on people making less than $1 million on Jan. 1.
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