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Amid shopping, Wal-Mart protesters question wages

Nov 23, 2012
Wa-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, had impressive Black Friday sales, including more than 1.3 million televisions. Outside some stores, employees and supporters picketed for higher wages and better benefits.
Posted In: Walmart, strike

New Black Friday tradition: Workers picket Walmart

Nov 22, 2012
Walmart workers will walk picket lines outside stores on Black Friday to protest the retail chain's low wages. Walmart, with more than a million employees, helps set pay levels for the retail industry.
Posted In: Walmart, Black Friday, protests

Skechers warehouse showcases state-of-the-art technology

Nov 21, 2012
Jobs are better, but fewer, as high-tech machines replace lower-skilled warehouse loaders and handlers
Posted In: skechers, Walmart, low-wage workers, warehouse

Turkey giveaway programs say donations are down

Nov 20, 2012
One agency fills the turkey donation gap with free chickens instead.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, turkey, food banks, Charity

Were you born on an Inauguration Day?

Nov 19, 2012
Marketplace and the Annenberg School at USC are looking for everyday citizens to share their stories of how life has changed since the day they were born -- and a president was sworn in.
Posted In: inauguration

Can California celebrate a revenue turnaround?

Nov 16, 2012
California's debt is shrinking, for now, thanks to voters who approved a tax hike and a growing economy.
Posted In: california, Taxes, recession

The growing income gap, state by state

Nov 15, 2012
A new analysis highlights states with wide income inequality, and suggests ways to narrow the gap.
Posted In: Income Gap, states, progressive tax, minimum wage

Homeless vets face challenges in filing disability claims

Nov 12, 2012
The Veteran's Administration has made homeless vets a priority, but delays in getting benefits persist
Posted In: veterans, homeless, military, disability, Vietnam, Iraq, afghanistan

Arizona board grants emergency funds to needy vets

Nov 9, 2012
Vets often face long delays in resolving disability claims, and need assistance to tide them over.
Posted In: veterans, disability, Iran, afghanistan, Vietnam

Gov. Romney: 65 and out of work

Nov 7, 2012
If you're 65 and unemployed, you're more likely to be that way for a long time.
Posted In: Retirement, Jobs, Unemployment, romney

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