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Today's Teamster News 12.05.10

Participation Rate of 25 to 54 Age Men at Record Low  Calculated Risk   ...The collapse in the labor force participation rate has been one of the key stories of the great recession...
72 super PACs spent $83.7 million on election, financial disclosure reports show  Washington Post ...The newly created independent political groups known as super PACs, which raised and spent millions of dollars on last month's elections, drew much of their funding from private-equity partners and others in the financial industry...
Mounting State Debts Stoke Fears of a Looming Crisis  New York Times ... many state and local governments have so much debt — several trillion dollars’ worth, with much of it off the books and largely hidden from view — that it could overwhelm them in the next few years...
Running Backwards in the U.S. Economy  Gregor.us   ...a handful of Americans are going back to work in our surging export industries, but, they are doing so at much lower pay...
It's Ugly Out There  Financial Armageddon  ...Roundup of stories about homeless camps...