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Today's Teamster News 08.30.12

Bank of America hasn't modified any mortgages so far under settlement  Reuters   ...The agreement required Bank of America, which bought subprime lender Countrywide Financial in 2008, to provide the most consumer relief. But in a securities filing this month it said a significant number of modifications had not yet been completed "due to the time required to underwrite the modified loans." The bank so far has provided no relief through refinancings, according to the report...
California Defies Lower-Tax Texas In Creating More Jobs  Bloomberg   ...California, which sent a delegation to Austin last year to find out how the Lone Star State had beat it in employment growth, surged ahead of Texas to lead the nation in job creation for the last two consecutive months...
Romney Party Yacht Flies Cayman Islands Flag  ABC News   ...Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign toasted its top donors Wednesday aboard a 150-foot yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands...
Paul Ryan’s brazen lies  Salon   ...His Republican National Convention speech was stunning for its dishonesty...
Florida Victory: Federal Court Removes New Restrictions on Voter Registration Groups  Brennan Center for Justice   ...Civic groups and Florida voters scored a decisive victory today when a federal judge indicated he will permanently remove controversial restrictions on community-based voter registration drives...
The Party of Lincoln and the Right to Vote  The Atlantic   ...While Republicans convene in Tampa this week to figure out how to win more votes, a three-judge panel of jurists convenes in the nation's capital to evaluate the legality of a new state law that's designed to ensure that fewer registered voters are permitted to cast a ballot...
Teamsters Local 79, Pasco still at odds  Tampa Bay Online   ...Pasco County has rejected a special magistrate's ruling that union employees should get a 3 percent pay raise...