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WASHINGTON (AP) -- If anything illustrated President Barack Obama's new sense of self-confidence, it was his State of the Union call for an increase in the national minimum wage....

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    A Penn State professor was arrested over the weekend in a bizarre videotaped incident that went viral. Karen Halnon, who teaches sociology at the university’s Abington campus, was flying from Nicaragua to Miami when she lit up a cigarette and ranted about Venezuela and President Barack Obama. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
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  • GOP boycotts health care advisory board
    House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
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  • If you can't afford an attorney in Iowa, one will be appointed. And you may get a huge bill
    In Iowa, people too poor to pay for a lawyer are on the hook for big fees they can't afford. Iowa imposes some of the highest fees in the U.S.
    02/21/2024 - 6:38 am | View Link
  • Inflation-hit Argentina hikes minimum wage 15% to $215
    Argentina's government on Wednesday hiked the monthly minimum wage some 15% to 180,000 pesos ($215) for February, raising it to 202,800 pesos in March, it said in the official gazette, a move to try ...
    02/20/2024 - 11:08 pm | View Link
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    02/20/2024 - 7:14 pm | View Link
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    02/16/2024 - 4:00 am | View Link
  • Pitman Farms, maker of ‘humane’ Mary’s Chicken brand, among most dangerous for workers
    The popular brand is coveted for its humane animal treatment, but employees say working conditions are unsafe, a Fresno Bee investigation found.
    02/14/2024 - 12:35 am | View Link
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