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Economy

What Does 27 Weeks of Unemployment Do To A Person?

Though the economy is improving, a third of those still looking for work have been jobless for more than six months.

How Federal Workers Pinch Pennies When the Government Shuts Down

Government shutdowns may be all about politics, but they can have very real consequences for federal employees.

Rahm Emanuel and the Unraveling of Chicago

Rahm Emanuel is probably going to be reelected mayor of Chicago, but it won't have been a pretty road to get there. 

House Overwhelmingly Approves Bipartisan Medicare-Reform Bill

Now the "doc-fix" deal heads to the Senate, where its odds seem to be improving.

'Fast Track' Can Happen. But Will Wyden Go Along?

The Finance panel's top Democrat faces competing pressures on high-profile trade legislation.

A Chairman in Search of a Deal

Orrin Hatch wants to find agreement with Democrats, but he's not just "going to pass some crappy bill" for the sake of it.

Manual Labor, All Night Long: The Reality of Paying for College

A UPS program in Louisville gives students free tuition for working the third shift, but at what cost?  

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