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Today's Teamster News 08.10.12

U.S. scores dead last again in healthcare study  Reuters   ...Americans spend twice as much as residents of other developed countries on healthcare, but get lower quality, less efficiency and have the least equitable system, according to a report released on Wednesday...
Just 14% Think Today’s Children Will Be Better Off Than Their Parents  Business Insider   ...Confidence in the U.S. job market has fallen again, with the highest number of Americans in 10 months describing the employment situation as worse than it was a year ago...
Justice Dept. says it won’t prosecute Goldman Sachs or its employees in financial fraud probe  Associated Press   ...“The department and investigative agencies ultimately concluded that the burden of proof to bring a criminal case could not be met based on the law and facts as they exist at this time,” the department said...
Watchdog Offers Mortgage Rules  Wall Street Journal   ... Under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal, loan servicers would be required to evaluate homeowners’ applications for loan-assistance within 30 days of receiving an application and would be barred from going ahead with a foreclosure until a final decision has been reached on a borrower’s application for help...
Michigan Board of State Canvassers puts Emergency Manager Law repeal on November ballot  eclectablog   ...Although PA 4 is now officially suspended until the election to determine if it’s repealed or upheld, there is now certain to be a court battle over what happens in the interim...
DOJ subpoenas Miami-Dade, 8 other counties in noncitizen voter purge  Miami Herald   ...The U.S. Department of Justice sent subpoenas to nine of Florida's county election supervisors, demanding extensive information as to how the counties may have sought to remove non-citizens from the voter rolls...