12 17 2014
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Senate Unveils Next Piece of Obama Jobs Bill

Legislation would provide an immediate $50 billion investment in US infrastructure, but will face heavy opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's allies in the Senate on Friday unveiled the next piece of his failed $447 billion jobs measure to get a vote in the Senate: a $60 billion investment in infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges.

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Lawmakers Seek Probe on Banks' New Debit Card Fees

Plans from Bank of America and others to charge users monthly have sparked public outrage

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers are asking the Justice Department to investigate whether Bank of America and other major banks improperly worked together to charge customers new monthly fees for using their debit cards.

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The Psychology of Black Unemployment

Long-term joblessness can bring extreme stress and \"learned hopelessness" to African American communities

As she watched President Barack Obama lay out his jobs plan for the nation and repeatedly challenge Congress to address the issue immediately, Madelyn Broadus was thinking "finally, somebody is for the people."

Read more: The Psychology of Black Unemployment

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