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Still on the job but working & earning less

Those lucky enough to still have jobs don't necessarily have it made. Many face wage cuts, demotions to lower-paying positions or reductions in the numbers of hours they work. The New…

Health care report may backfire on industry

In the health care reform debate, where playing nice has been the rule, a scathing insurance industry report looked to critics Monday like a grenade aimed at scuttling progress in…

A continued U.S. failure in Afghanistan

Even as President Obama leads an intense debate over whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, administration officials say the United States is falling far short of his goals to…

Unemployed grads: A bright, lost generation

Bright, eager—and unwanted. While unemployment is ravaging just about every part of the global workforce, the most enduring harm is being done to young people who can't grab onto the…

Insurance report undercuts health care claims

A report commissioned by America's Health Insurance Plans says the Senate Finance Committee legislation will cause health care costs to go up faster than under the current system. The…

Health care reform will take three years to kick in

Sixty years is how long Democrats say they've been pushing for legislation that provides health care access for all Americans. They'll have to wait another three if President Barack Obama…

Pulling out of Iraq ain’t all that easy

There is no more visible sign that America is putting the Iraq war behind it than the colossal operation to get its stuff out: 20,000 soldiers, nearly a sixth of…

Olbermann’s special comment on health care

MSNBC's Keith Oblermann devoted his entire program Wednesday night to a "special comment" on the sorry state of health care and the debacle over "health…

Afghan war gives antiwar movement momentum

The protesters convened for a final planning meeting, already triumphant, convinced that nine months of preparation was about to pay off. Antiwar organizers who had come to Washington from 27…

Tax credit for hiring gains traction

The idea of a tax credit for companies that create new jobs, something the federal government has not tried since the 1970s, is gaining support among economists and Washington officials…