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Despite 600,000 Public Sector Layoffs, Darrell Issa Says Government Shouldn’t Try To Prevent Teacher Layoffs

At least 600,000 government workers have lost their jobs since the recession began, but Republicans nevertheless keep scapegoating public employees who have shouldered more than their fair share of economic pain. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, became the latest lawmaker to join in this trend during an appearance today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, where he said that government shouldn’t try to save teachers’ jobs because that would be like another stimulus package

Same Plant, New Month: Cargill Ground Turkey Recall, Take 2

Food giant Cargill initiated another ground turkey recall over the weekend.

It’s pretty small — just 185,000 pounds of meat compared with the August 3 recall involving 36 million pounds. But the recall involves the same plant, the same drug-resistant strain of salmonella, and some of the same products. Is this just a coincidence?

Obama Works To Set Agenda On Jobs, Deficit

In the past, President Obama has preferred to send broad outlines for legislation up to Capitol Hill, leaving the details to lawmakers. But not anymore.

As Europe’s problems deepen, many global stocks sink

WASHINGTON — Fears of a European banking crisis spread across the globe again Monday in the latest outbreak of financial anxiety that’s becoming all too commonplace. Experts warn that investors had better get used to it because Europe’s problems — and their threat to America and the rest of the world — will take time to sort out.

Financial Regulation Kills Jobs? Perhaps Not

With the presidential campaign in motion, and President Obama urging immediate passage of his new jobs bill, the attention in Washington has shifted almost exclusively to the economy and job creation.

And that means a shift away from regulation, right? Not necessarily.

US embassy in Kabul under attack – live updates

• Coordinated attacks in three areas of Kabul
• Rockets fired at US embassy and ISAF HQ
• At least one civilian and one policeman reported dead

Troubled Health-Care Staffing Chain Settles With Government for $150 Million

One of the nation’s largest health-care staffing companies has agreed to pay $150 million to settle sweeping criminal and civil fraud allegations of submitting false bills to federal and state health programs.

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