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Entries by Janell Ross from 12/2011

NYC Protesters Arrested During Demonstration Linking HIV/AIDS Activism With Occupy Wall Street

Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

About 10 protesters trying to draw attention to what they say is a dearth of funding for HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and affordable housing were ar...

Unemployment For Women Not Getting Better

Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

The woman -- clad in a crisply-ironed blue dress, practical and polished flats and the perfect shade of red lipstick -- approached the microphone. Wha...

For Families On Welfare, Few Protections From Theft And Fraud

Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

On a fall day in October 2009, Evelyn Carpio's wallet never left her side. Yet criminals somehow managed to steal $720 from the card Carpio's fam...

Cutting Federal Deficit Via Building Sales Doesn't Sit Well With Homeless Advocates

Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

In Boston, an 11-story building near the city's financial district beckons homeless veterans with a range of assistance programs, including medical at...

Holiday Sales Up, But So Are Customer Returns

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

At the start of the holiday shopping season, retailers breathed a collective sigh of relief. Unemployment has remained stubbornly high and consume...

Overall Economic Picture Brightening, But Many Job Seekers Still In Economic Haze

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

Economic data suggests the long-stagnant economy may finally be gaining momentum, but Americans aren't seeing a turnaround yet, according to a pair of...

Fair Housing Advocates Bristle At Banks' Proposals For Foreclosed Homes

Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

Banks helped create the housing crisis, and now they're seeking a new way to profit from it. As Bloomberg reported Monday, several financial and inves...

Building Cleaners Strike Looms In New York

Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

Workers who clean more than 1,500 buildings in New York -- including iconic facilities such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and the T...

New York Building Cleaner Strike Could Have National Implications

Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

As the New Year's Eve contract deadline looms for office cleaners who attend to some of New York City's most iconic buildings and the companies that o...

Building Cleaner Strike In New York Averted With Four-Year Deal

Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

New York office cleaners and building owners reached a tentative four-year labor agreement late Friday, averting a potential New Year's Day strike. ...