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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal on UI

Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal on UI

Senate negotiators announced this evening that they have reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill to revive the Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits that expired at the end of 2013. Since then more than 2 million long-term jobless workers have lost their benefits.

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Economic News Roundup

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The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Center for American Progress (CAP) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy.

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Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, but Jobless Rate Ticks Up to 6.7%

Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, but Jobless Rate Ticks Up to 6.7%

The economy added 175,000 jobs in February—62,000 more than the January job gain but still far below what is needed for recovery—and the nation’s unemployment rate was nearly unchanged at 6.7%, compared with January’s 6.6%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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What We’re Reading Today: Thursday News Roundup

What We’re Reading Today: Thursday News Roundup

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

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Tell Kirk, Other Senators: Support Unemployed Workers, Restore Jobless Benefits

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In the past few weeks, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has shown a lot of love and respect for the 11 Illinois residents who recently competed for the United States at the Winter Olympic Games. Check out his Facebook page.  But, as many people who have left their comments there say, it’s time for Kirk to show some of the same respect and compassion for the state’s more than 99,000 jobless workers who lost their emergency unemployment benefits in December.

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Georgia: Government Not by the People or for the People

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What's a Republican-controlled committee supposed to do if they are trying to ram through extreme legislation and don't want to hear from those affected by the law? Don't tell anybody about a "public" hearing until the last minute and refuse to let the public testify in the hearing. Sounds far-fetched in a democratic society, right? It isn't. It just happened in Georgia.

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Winners and Losers of the Week

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In our new regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winner will be the person or organization that goes above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the loser will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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