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Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working family’s news we're reading today (after the jump).

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If You're Not Rich in America, This Will Cost a Lot More

"If you're not rich in America, college costs more," says Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) "It costs more because you have to borrow the money and pay and pay and pay. And not just pay the cost of the education, not just pay over time the cost to borrow, but pay to produce a profit for the United States government."

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Put a Stop to This: Bad Credit? No Job for You!

Put a Stop to This: Bad Credit? No Job for You!

Today’s jobless workers face new discriminatory barriers to finding work in a broken economy. Some employers won’t consider out-of-work applicants for job openings. And more and more employers run credit checks, leaving long-term jobless workers, who have likely fallen far behind in their bills and seen their credit scores tank, on the streets.

Today Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced a bill to stop employers from requiring prospective employees to disclose their credit history or disqualifying applicants based on a poor credit rating.

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22 Things We’re Thankful for This Thanksgiving

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We have a lot to be thankful for this year. Check out the 22 things after the jump.

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Warren: There IS a Retirement Crisis

Contrary to what The Washington Post and the billionaires who are trying to cut Social Security by pitting young people against seniors say, the nation does face a retirement crisis and Social Security doesn’t need to be cut. It must be—and can be—strengthened, said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in a powerful speech on the Senate floor Monday.

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A CEO Tried to Give a Senator a Math Lesson. So She Had to Calmly Explain How Math Actually Works

In a hearing earlier this year, a businessman decided to make excuses about why he couldn't afford to pay his waitstaff a living wage. Unfortunately for him, math ruins everything. Especially if you are making stuff up. At 4:20, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) just goes ahead and lets him know what's what.

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A Senator Gets Mad About the Shutdown and Starts Naming Names. About Time

Since the media seems to think this whole thing is a bipartisan mess, I thought I'd get a second opinion. Take it away, senator. (At 4:00, she nails it.) And the name she names? It's a party. Not a person.

A Senator Gets Mad About the Shutdown and Starts Naming Names. About Time originally appeared on Upworthy's Politics channel

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Watch the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention

For those who followed the AFL-CIO 2013 Convention online this past week, here is full video coverage of the proceedings from Sunday to Wednesday, including speeches from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and more. Watch Trumka's speech in this blog post, then click here to access the rest of the videos

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CFPB Warns Employers About Payroll Card Abuse

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Earlier this summer, we reported on a new trend—especially prevalent in low-wage industries—where more and more workers aren’t getting paper paychecks or direct deposits to their checking accounts, but instead are finding their wages on prepaid cards. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPBwarned employers yesterday about the misuse of prepaid payroll cards and that they cannot require workers receive their wages via prepaid cards.   

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Sen. Warren Says Raising Wages, Investing in America, Accountability for Wall Street Is America's Agenda

“If we fight, we win,” shouted Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) near the end of her keynote speech on the opening evening of the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention. “Real reform isn’t easy,” Warren said to loud applause. “Uphill battles? You bet!”

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