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Today's Teamster News 03.03.13

Lords of Disorder: Billions for Wall Street, Sacrifice for Everyone Else  truthout   ...The President’s “sequester” offer slashes non-defense spending by $830 billion over the next ten years. That happens to be the precise amount we’re implicitly giving Wall Street’s biggest banks over the same time period...
New Cars Increasingly Out of Reach for Many Americans  CNBC   ...a new study ... finds median-income families in only one major U.S. city actually can afford the typical new vehicle. The typical new vehicle is now more expensive than ever, averaging $30,500 in 2012...
Greece reclassified to 'emerging market' from developed  The Telegraph   ...A major fund manager has reclassified Greece from a developed to an emerging market, in an unprecedented move reflecting the "unfortunate economic tailspin" of the Greek economy, which has threatened the future of the euro...
Paycheck protection bill yields contentious Senate debate  Missouri Times   ...Sen. Paul LeVota, D-11, called the bill unnecessary and “a mockery.” ... Right now, under the law, you can refuse to support political contributions through your union. I mock this bill because this bill is a mockery...”
New poll from Quinnipiac finds voters aren't sold on Kasich's sales tax expansion  Plain Dealer   ...Gov. John Kasich’s rising popularity among Ohioans hasn’t translated into strong support for his bold tax reform plan that would broaden the state’s sales tax while cutting the income tax rates...
Loosened gag still too tight (opinion)  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette   ...Prosecuting Hoosiers for photographing or videotaping embarrassing or illegal activity at industrial operations would be, unfortunately, easier under a bill passed in the state Senate on Tuesday...
John Doe probe of Scott Walker office closed with no new charges  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   ...Nearly three years after the probe was launched, retired Appeals Court Judge Neal Nettesheim signed an order shutting down the secret investigation...
Teamsters: ABF talks going ‘in the right direction’  The City Wire   ...After a slow start and some less than kind comments from both parties about tactics, progress is being reported on contract negotiations between the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Arkansas Best Corp...