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The Obama State of the Union Roadshow Aims for Asheville

President Obama repeats many of the themes from Tuesday night's State of the Union address while speaking to people at a manufacturing plant in Asheville, North Carolina Wednesday.
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How Corporations Have Betrayed American Workers

How Corporations Have Betrayed American Workers
Free market idealists argue that capitalism works for anyone with a little initiative and a willingness to work hard. That might be true if job opportunities were available to everyone.
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14 Reasons to Repeal Sequestration

14 Reasons to Repeal Sequestration
It’s been four years since Wall Street ruined the economy, we’re nearly nine million jobs behind where we need to be, and for years our politicians have debated how much less – not how much more – they’ll do about it.
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Unemployed? Pee in This Cup

Unemployed? Pee in This Cup
A legislative bill that would require people seeking unemployment benefits to be drug tested for illegal drugs could add needless bureaucracy and costs to state government and is most likely unconstitutional because it violates the right to privacy.
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Despite an Expanding Labor Market, Union Membership Continues to Fall

Despite an Expanding Labor Market, Union Membership Continues to Fall
Even as the labor market expanded in 2012, union membership fell again, both in the private and public sectors a major reason American working families, despite their relatively high productivity levels, benefit significantly less from the fruits of their labor.
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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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While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry

While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry
While politicians in Washington squabble, they ignore report after report that show how one-sided trade deals with China and others are killing off our jobs , factories, industries, and economy.
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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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Christmas Cash: December Spending Highest in Four Years

Christmas Cash: December Spending Highest in Four Years
The increase in Americans' reported spending is clearly a positive sign for the U.S. economy. Whether the trend toward greater spending continues in 2013 is unclear. If January 2013 looks strong compared with prior Januaries, it is a sign that the economic momentum is continuing. If it is weaker, it could be a sign that Americans' more generous spending ways may be ending.
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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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