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The lines were busy last September at an unemployment insurance phone bank operated by the California Employment Development Department in Sacramento.
January 15, 2014 Senators couldn't reach agreement Tuesday on a way to restore benefits for 1.3 million people who have been out of work for extended periods. With the Senate planning to go on a recess next week, it's looking like any action will be put off.
Addressing illiteracy in West Virginia.
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August 30, 2012 Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County helps residents earn GEDs and develop skills to make them more employable.
December 22, 2011 "What's happening right now is exactly why people get so frustrated with Washington," the president said of the latest political stalemate. "Enough is enough."
House John Boehner (R-Ohio) at the U.S. Capitol on Monday (Dec. 19, 2011).
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December 20, 2011 With the Senate in recess, the move leaves the bill in limbo and could mean that millions of Americans could lose their long-term unemployment benefits and see their taxes increase in January.
December 16, 2011 A last-minute deal on spending avoids a partial government shutdown. But disagreements remain on the payroll tax and unemployment benefit issues.
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December 14, 2010 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, why it's so tough to find work without a job, and 'Euphemania.' In our second hour, pop star Tom Jones, and the problem of vigilante jihad.
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