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Entries by Arthur Delaney from 10/2011

PCIP Enrollment Far, Far Below Expectations In First Year

Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in a new federal program for the uninsured is far below expectations from when the program launched following the enactment o...

HAMP Sees Third Straight Month Of Dwindling New Modifications

Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- For the third consecutive month, the Obama administration's signature housing help plan posted the lowest numbers of preliminary mortgag...

Obama's 'Bridge To Work' Proposal 'A No-Go Proposition' For Big Employer

Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's proposal to let businesses train the unemployed without having to pay them is "a no-go proposition" for at le...

Civil Rights, Labor Advocates Demand End To Employment Credit Checks

Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 25 civil rights and labor advocacy groups petitioned one of the nation's largest credit-monitoring firms on Tuesday to qu...

Long-Term Unemployment On Long Island Examined In New Film

Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

When he first lost his job, Alan Fromm didn't think unemployment would be too difficult for him to handle. After all, he'd been through a lot in his l...

Rick Scott Wants Mandatory Training For Jobless Benefits

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's jobs agenda for 2012 aims to reduce burdensome regulations for businesses and to increase them for jobless workers seeking b...

Foreclosure: Does This Family Deserve To Lose Its Home?

Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. -- From next to the dead tree in his backyard, Ernie Soto can see the big house where he used to live. It's perched on the side of a ...

HAMP: White House Doubles Down On Mortgage Modification Spin

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama said in 2009 that his flagship anti-foreclosure scheme would "enable as many as 3 to 4 million homeowners to modify the ...

Video Games Not To Blame For Youth Unemployment, Says Federal Reserve Economist

Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Great Recession has pushed the share of high school kids with jobs to its lowest level ever, thanks in part to competition from olde...

99ers Join Occupy Wall Street Movement (VIDEO)

Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

Fed up with a long jobless spell, Kian Frederick raged against economic injustice during a protest in New York City. "We're tired of blaming the vi...

Obama Has Written Personal Checks To Struggling Americans

Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Got problems? Tell Barack Obama. He can help. He might even give you money. On more than one occasion, the president has cut persona...

Occupy New Hampshire: Hot Dogs, Guns And No Leaders

Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Christina Altieri introduced herself to the crowd gathered Monday night in Veterans Memorial Park here for Occupy New Hampshire's ...

Rick Scott's Welfare Drug Test Saves No Money: Judge

Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in several states have expressed interest in copying Florida's law that drug tests welfare recipients in an attempt to save money...

Occupy New Hampshire: Why Is This 68-Year-Old Retiree Protesting?

Posted 10.27.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- As a 68-year-old retired social worker who lives alone in a one-bedroom condo here, Janet Kelly does not fit the scruffy 20-someth...

AARP: Older Workers Say Economy Worse Than Last Year

Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Older workers are gloomier about the economy now than they were last year. Nearly two thirds of workers older than 50 first surveyed ...