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Involuntary Part-Time Workers At Historic High 25.11.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
There’s a historically high number of part-time workers who can’t find full-time work.
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Reports: Grand jury decision in Ferguson case to be announced today 25.11.2014 Daily Kos
The grand jury has reportedly reached a decision on whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. According to Wesley Lowery: Sources said that press conferences are being prepared by the county prosecutors’ office and the Missouri governor. Those press conferences will likely come later today. Missouri officials have been preparing for what they clearly anticipate will be a decision not to indict. Daily Kos will be following the decision and the ...
Latino voters overwhelmingly support Obama's immigration actions 24.11.2014 Daily Kos
It would be something of an understatement to say that Latino voters support President Obama's executive action on immigration: The poll found that 89 percent of Latino voters support Obama’s decision to give temporary legal status to nearly five million undocumented immigrants. That level of support surprised Latino Decisions co-founder Matt Barreto, who noted the figure is higher than initial support of the president’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protected undocumented youth brought to the country as children from deportation and allowed them to receive work permits. “This is the most unified we have seen Latino public opinion on any issue,” Barreto told BuzzFeed News. “DACA registered 84 percent, this is even higher. The White House was smart to put this step to protect parents—almost nobody in the Latino community is going to say they don’t support a policy to keep parents and children together.” Republican politicians, on the other hand, have no problem saying ...
Opening the door to immigrants is good for the economy 24.11.2014 New Scientist: GM Organisms
Opening the door to immigrants is good for the economy
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What "Free Trade" Has Done to Central America 24.11.2014 Truthout.com
With Republicans winning big in the midterm elections, the debate over so-called “free-trade” agreements could again take center stage in Washington. President Barack Obama has been angling for “fast-track” authority that would enable him to push the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP—a massive free-trade agreement between the United States and a host of Pacific Rim countries—through Congress with limited debate and no opportunity for amendments. From the outset, the politicians who support the agreement have overplayed its benefits and underplayed its costs. They seldom note, for example, that the pact would allow corporations to sue governments whose regulations threaten their profits in cases brought before secretive and unaccountable foreign tribunals. So let’s look closely at the real impact trade agreements have on people and the environment. A prime example is the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement, or  DR-CAFTA . Brokered by the George W. Bush administration and a ...
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BENGHAZI!!! report by House Republicans debunks House Republicans 24.11.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Rep. Trey Gowdy with select Benghazi committee that will never go away. The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee had a news dump Friday afternoon, releasing a long-awaited report on Benghazi that confirms the administration's statements about the attacks. The issue that Republicans have been trying to blow up to the thing that brings Hillary Clinton down in 2016 has, well, been blown up. By Republicans. Similar to five other government reports, the one released by the House Intelligence Committee on Friday said that the administration had not intentionally misled the public about what occurred during the attacks in talking points it created for officials to use in television appearances that turned out to be inaccurate. It also said that no order was given by the military to "stand down" in responding to try to save the four Americans killed in the attacks, a claim that Republicans have made based on the account of a member of the security team in Benghazi that day. Coming six months after Speaker ...
Two Lawyers Explain Why There's No Legitimate Reason For Most Non-Compete Clauses 24.11.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Marilynn Mika Spencer of The Spencer Law Firm is an employment and labor law attorney in San Diego, California. Anthony Munter of Price Benowitz is a qui tam and whistleblower attorney in Washington, D.C. We were mad as hell after reading the excellent article on non-compete causes by Danny Westneat of the Seattle Times. Mr. Westneat described the absurdity and unfairness of employers forcing non-compete agreements on low-wage workers – thus limiting or even eliminating the employees’ future job options –and then going even further and suing those low-wage workers to enforce those provisions. What made us so mad? First, knowing how desperately low-wage workers need an income, and need it now. These are not workers with a cushion of savings to tide them over in hard times. For these workers, hard times are all times. They are always there. If a low-wage worker is lucky enough to find a job in this rotten economy, chances are good the worker will sign anything and everything thrust before him. Most ...
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5 Legitimate Work-From-Home Jobs for At-Home Parents 24.11.2014 Forbes.com: Personal Finance News
The delicate balance between being making money for your family and being available for the people you love is an ongoing tight-rope dance for many families. Working from home sounds like an attractive compromise. But with poor-paying, time-sucking gigs and flat-out scams, it is hard to know what is legitimate.
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Cartoon: The future: it's UBER-IFFIC! 24.11.2014 Daily Kos

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Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits 24.11.2014 AP Business
TOKYO (AP) -- When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. This generation, barely aware of their country's economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now could make the future even worse....
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Seven Years After: Why This Recovery Is Still a Turkey 24.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
December will mark the seventh anniversary of the beginning of the recession brought on by the collapse of the housing bubble. Usually an economy would be fully recovered from the impact of a recession seven years after its onset. Unfortunately, this is not close to being the case now. It would still take another 7-8 million jobs to bring the percentage of the population employed back to its pre-recession level. There's no reason to believe policymakers have a better understanding of the economy today. (Image: Housing bubble via Shutterstock) This story wasn't published because of advertisers or corporate sponsors, but through support from Truthout readers. Click here to join the community that keeps us going! December will mark the seventh anniversary of the beginning of the recession brought on by the collapse of the housing bubble. Usually an economy would be fully recovered from the impact of a recession seven years after its onset. Unfortunately, this is not close to being the case now. It would ...
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Hagel reported to be stepping down from Pentagon 24.11.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Chuck Hagel will be stepping down as secretary of defense, The New York Times reports , saying the threat from and response to ISIS demands a different set of skills than Hagel demonstrates. President Obama is expected to make an announcement Monday. A Republican with military experience who was skeptical about the Iraq war, Mr. Hagel came in to manage the Afghanistan combat withdrawal and the shrinking Pentagon budget in the era of budget sequestration. But now "the next couple of years will demand a different kind of focus," one administration official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. He insisted that Mr. Hagel was not fired, saying that he initiated discussions about his future two weeks ago with the president, and that the two men mutually agreed that it was time for him to leave. […] Even before the announcement of Mr. Hagel’s removal, Obama officials were speculating on his possible replacement. At the top of the list are Michèle Flournoy, the former under secretary of defense; Senator ...
Japan's young fret over uncertain future as herculean stimulus effort fails to halt recession 24.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Abbreviated pundit round-up: immigrants left out, local elections not covered, money politics soars 24.11.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
E.J. Dionne at The Washington Post writes With immigration action, Obama calls his opponents’ bluff: Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of President Obama’s time in office have come to a head. We are in a different place than we were. We are also in a place we were bound to get to eventually. Obama’s decision to back away from our government’s policy of ripping apart the families of undocumented immigrants has called forth utterly contradictory responses from Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and progressives. It should now be clear that the two sides don’t see the facts, the law or history in the same way. David Sirota at Creators Syndicate writes Journalists Aren’t Covering Local Elections. Our Democracy Is Suffering Because of It.: On a warm October night toward the end of the 2014 campaign, almost every politician running for a major office here in the swing state of Colorado appeared at a candidate forum in ...
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Fair Work Schedules: The Next New Human Right 24.11.2014 American Prospect
Though it would be hard to see it in the midterm election results, we live in the opening phase of a great countermovement against neoliberalism. The evidence is everywhere you look, and not only in the United States and Latin America. The stunning success of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century can only be understood in this context. Throughout America, there are campaigns for raising the minimum wage and for setting a $15 floor. (On November 4, four red states approved ballot initiatives to up the minimum wage, and San Franciscans voted to follow Seattle’s lead by setting the floor at $15 per hour.) There are also accelerating campaigns for fair workweeks, a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, and for granting home-care attendants the employment protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Fast Food workers, taxi drivers, port truckers, Wal-Mart employees, car washers, Fed Ex freight truck drivers and many health-care workers are all organizing unions. The slow-growing international ...
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Eight Main Street Job Creators Who Are Rebooting the Economy, Starting With Those Who Need It Most 23.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Working together via Shutterstock)From the Deep South to the West Coast, these entrepreneurs are making sure jobs and dollars grow - and stay - in places hardest hit by hurricanes, poverty, and gentrification. Our culture is obsessed with them. Often young, with a pioneering spirit, entrepreneurs embody a certain kind of American dream; come up with brilliant ideas for products or services that meet (or even better, create) a market need and a viable business plan, find investors, and make lots of money. OK, it’s slightly more complicated than that—but let’s go with it. While everyone's heard of Steve Jobs and the like, less known innovators and entrepreneurs are creating an economy where everyone has opportunities, no matter their background. They invest in businesses that provide well-paying jobs to English-language learners in Oakland, California; they create networks of investors to revolutionize the food system in Alabama; and they mentor small-business owners to help local enterprises ...
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Executive aftermath edition 23.11.2014 Daily Kos
Image from "Monsters" copyright Magnolia Pictures (2010) Ruth Marcus looks at the legality of the immigration action. Agree or disagree with Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, the president did something important, laudable, and with potentially long-lasting consequences in announcing the move: He released the Office of Legal Counsel memorandum outlining the legal justification for it. ...To understand the significance of this action, it helps to know something about the Office of Legal Counsel, commonly known as OLC. This is an elite unit within the Department of Justice, entrusted with providing legal advice to the president and the executive branch. ... in the case of executive actions on immigration, OLC found that the Department of Homeland Security had authority, in the traditional exercise of prosecutorial discretion, to give priority to some deportations over others, and also to allow the parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to remain — and work legally — in the ...
Nation Briefs 23.11.2014 Durango Herald
Economists: Overhaul would boost growthWASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy – just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.The executive order signed Friday would prevent the deportation of about 4 million parents and...
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Sunday Talk: ¡Ay, dios mio! 23.11.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Sunday Talk: ¡Ay, dios mio!
Cartoon: Animal Nuz #226 - Connect! Unite! Executive Action! Edition 23.11.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed

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