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Georgia Jobs Program, Lauded By Obama, Has Critics

Georgia Works is among the training programs President Obama is considering as part of his new federal jobs program, to be announced next week. It has been called a success by some, but has been criticized for how participants are paid. It's also unclear how successful a similar program would be at the national level.
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Democrats Urge Obama To 'Go Big' With Jobs Package

Next Thursday, President Obama will present his jobs proposal before Congress. Democratic supporters hope his plan will offer a rallying point to excite his base, rather than a compromise Republicans may agree to.
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Surprising Areas See Growth In Green Jobs

A report says the upstate New York region has the highest concentration of green jobs in the country. Another surprising name in the top 10: northeast Ohio. But critics say the numbers of jobs created are too few to justify the use of federal stimulus dollars.
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In Jobless Data, Devil May Be In Details

The unemployment rate is expected to tick up slightly to 9.2 percent. Two years ago, it was 9.5 percent. The reason for that decline: People are dropping out of the labor force and are no longer looking. It's the first time in a half-century that the labor force is decreasing, a development with long-term negative implications.
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What Should Be In Obama's Jobs Plan? Six Ideas That Could Make The List

When President Obama unveils his jobs plan to Congress next week, he'll have to balance his desire for spending on programs that might stimulate the economy against the nation's current appetite for cost-cutting. We examine the pros, cons and politics of six proposals that might make Obama's list.
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Solar Panel Company Declares Bankruptcy

In 2010 President Obama gave a speech at the plant of a solar panel manufacturer in Fremont, Calif., saying "the future is here." That company, called Solyndra, has now declared bankruptcy. Melissa Block speaks with Bay Area business reporter George Avalos about what went wrong.
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Goldman Agrees To Halt Mortgage Robo-Signing

Goldman Sachs' mortgage subsidiary agreed to stop many of its controversial mortgage-related practices, including robo-signing mortgage paperwork. And the Federal Reserve announced action against Goldman to address a pattern of misconduct and negligence in how the firm handled mortgage loans and foreclosures via the subsidiary.

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