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Another State Says They’re Cutting Off Unemployment Benefits

December 6, 2012

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Oklahoma (Paul Monies-Newsok) – About 7,000 Oklahomans could lose extended federal unemployment benefits if Congress doesn’t renew the program by the end of the year, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Tuesday. Renewal of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is among several choices facing Congress in negotiations on the “fiscal cliff,” the catchall term for […]

Residents Protest Alleged “Birth Tourism” Hotel After Sewage From House Leaks Onto Their Property, Increased Traffic, And Local Law Enforcement Does Little To Stop It

December 3, 2012

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California (The Gaslamp Post) – A grass-roots movement consisting of around 70 citizens of the Chino Hills area has assembled to protest a house in their neighborhood, which is being used illegally for birth tourism.  Residents had speculated about the house being used as a maternity hotel, after an increase in traffic and the presence […]

Bye-Bye Free Ride, California Could Cut Off Unemployment Checks For 400,000!

November 29, 2012

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California (Jonathan Horn-UT San Diego) – About 400,000 Californians could stop receiving their weekly unemployment checks as of Dec. 29, no matter how much time they have left on their federal extensions. Come January, it’s back to a standard 26 weeks for the jobless benefit. That’s well below the once-attainable 99 weeks of additional assistance. […]

UPDATE: Union Carelessness Leaves 18,000+ Jobless. HOSTESS Goes Under And Now Closing It’s Doors!

November 19, 2012

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UPDATE UPDATE 11/20/2012 – The union refuses to budge, so now Hostess has the go ahead to close the doors.  Hey union boys, still think your representation gives a crap about you? Update 11/19/2012 – A bankruptcy court judge is putting the approval for Hostess to liquidate it’s assets on hold.  The update follows the […]

Major Engine Manufacturer To Lay Off 1,500 By Years End.

November 16, 2012

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Indiana (The Gaslamp Post) -Engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. announced that they are planning on cutting 1,500 jobs throughout Indiana.  Anticipating a weak economic outlook and dwindling worldwide sales, the company is taking this first step in survival. Employees in both the manufacturing as well as the office have been informed that they could be losing […]