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Today's Teamster News 11.04.12

Payroll Growth Shows U.S. Labor Market Healing Before Election  Bloomberg   ...The broad-based job gains -- from positions at car dealers and hospitals to factories and construction sites -- indicate consumers will likely spend more freely, shoring up the three- year expansion in the face of a global economic slowdown and political gridlock in Washington over taxes and spending...
Storm Sandy: Frustration at NY's slow pace of recovery  BBC News   ...Nearly a million people in New York state remain without power after Storm Sandy, as frustration grows over the slow pace of recovery. Power returned to large parts of Manhattan on Saturday, but on Staten Island people were still struggling without electricity and with a huge shortage of fuel...
One Safety Net That Needs to Shrink  New York Times   ...Election Day is upon us, and neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney has really addressed one of the nation’s most pressing economic issues: the risk that one day taxpayers might have to bail out swashbuckling financial institutions again...
FEMA has 9,106 disaster assistance employees. Only 770 get federal health insurance.  Washington Post   ...disaster assistance employees “generally do not have access to employer-provided health insurance and must carry their own private insurance...”
Mexican Cartels Enslave Engineers to Build Radio Network  Wired   ...The Mexican military is trying to dismantle an extensive network of radio antennas built and operated by the notorious Zeta drug cartel...the cartel has also apparently found some unwilling — and alarming — assistance by kidnapping and enslaving technicians to help build it...
Ohio provisional ballot voting order criticized  Associated Press   ...Voter advocates on Saturday criticized an order by Ohio's elections chief dealing with the casting of provisional ballots, saying it increases the likelihood that votes could be wrongly rejected...

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