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Unpaid Interns: Real World Work Or Just Free Labor?

Over 1 million Americans a year work as interns. About half of them are unpaid. Alex Footman was among them, working for the film Black Swan. "This really just seemed like I was just working and wasn't getting paid for it," Footman says. So he is suing for back pay.
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Obama's Trip Focuses On The Pacific

President Obama left Friday for a nine-day trip to Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia. The president is trying to justify this long foreign excursion by saying that it will create American jobs.
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Addressing The Shortage Of Women In Silicon Valley

The problem is not only the small number of women with bachelor's degrees in computer science coming in the door; it's also the industry's inability to retain them. Women leave their technical jobs far more often than men.
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Political Paralysis Worsens European Debt Crisis

It's not so much that the European debt relief turned out to be inadequate — it was the politics that proved unrealistic. When leaders don't seem to know what to do, panic sets in. The same inability in Washington to tackle big, systemic problems may cause long-term harm to the American economy.
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Senate OKs Bill To Boost Hiring Of Veterans

The measure is the first sliver of President Obama's $447 billion jobs package to win bipartisan approval in the Senate. And it couldn't come soon enough: Nearly 1 in 8 veterans who left the service in the past decade is unemployed — a higher jobless rate than the national average.
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Senate Approves Veterans' Jobs Bill

The region’s U.S. senators helped pass legislation that’s expected to help both unemployed veterans and businesses in the area.

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Reduced Wages At Reopened Maine Mill Divide Town

Though some in East Millinocket, Maine, are thrilled the town's paper mill is open again, many are unhappy with what the jobs are paying. But for every resident riled up about the lower wages, there seems to be another who is infuriated at those who dare complain.

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