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Jobless Claims Fell By 8,000 Last Week; Superstorm Sandy Might Be Factor

Some of those who were out of work may not have been able to file claims, however, because of the damage the storm inflicted on parts of New Jersey, New York and surrounding states.
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Storm Damaged Cars Could Boost Auto Sales

As many as 250,000 cars and trucks damaged when Hurricane Sandy stormed up the East Coast will have to be scrapped, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. The estimate is less than the 325,000 cars ruined by hurricane Katrina.
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South Africa Bank Notes Feature Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader and first Black President of South Africa, is also the first Black person to grace South Africa's currency. The country's first Mandela bills were put into circulation Wednesday.
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Labor Strife Pits Immigrants Against Immigrants

Mexican immigrant Robert Silva says he just wanted to form a union. The Milwaukee pizza factory worker is one of several dozen employees embroiled in a labor dispute against a frozen pizza company founded by Italian immigrants.
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Mich. Voters Defeat 2 Organized Labor Ballot Issues

Unions poured millions of dollars into ballot campaigns to guarantee collective bargaining rights in the Michigan Constitution and allow state-paid home care assistants to organize into a union. Both were resoundingly defeated.
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Greeks In Store For More Austerity Cuts

The Greek Parliament has approved a sweeping set of austerity measures that were aimed at keeping the country in the eurozone. Members voted on $17 billion in cuts to salaries, pensions, public sector jobs and health care spending.

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