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Today's Teamster News 02.16.12

Audit Uncovers Extensive Flaws in Foreclosures  New York Times   ...An audit by San Francisco county officials of about 400 recent foreclosures there determined that almost all involved either legal violations or suspicious documentation...
Rising Gas Prices: Not Demand Driven  Bloomberg Business Week   ...much of the increase is due to speculative money that’s flowed into gasoline futures contracts since the beginning of the year, mostly from hedge funds and large money managers...
Austerity Policy Destroying Greek Society   naked capitalism   ...whether in a city or a village, all you see strolling the streets is a succession of empty storefronts with rent signs and often a deluge of unopened mail just inside the door. The few businesses that have managed to stay open have gigantic banners proclaiming 50-70% reductions, hoping to catch the eye of the few potential customers out there. Walking through what used to be crowded and bustling markets now feel like a Sunday stroll through deserted urban centers....
Gov. Scott Walker's corruption scandal brings shame to Wisconsin (opinion)  The Isthmus   ...So far, six of his closest allies have been arrested and charged with felonies...
Teamsters Local 332 union leader says she is 'insulted and offended' by Genesys letter  MLive.com   ...in coming months there may be unpleasant messaging about Genesys as we enter bargaining with the union representing our registered nurses,” the letter states...
Akron Red Cross impacted by Teamster strike  Akron Beacon Journal   ...The union maintains its members must work long hours without breaks because too few workers are scheduled...

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