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Today's Teamster News 04.17.13

Congress Quietly Repeals Congressional Insider Trading Ban  NYU Local   ...there’s one piece of legislation that both Democrats and Republicans hate unanimously: the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, a law passed last year designed to prevent insider trading among lawmakers and government officials by requiring them to post disclosures of their financial transactions online. ... it was repealed on Friday without debate...

Today's Teamster News 03.08.13

Senators blast financial regulators over 'prosecution-free zone for large banks'  The Hill   ..."If you're caught with an ounce of cocaine, the chances are good you're going to jail," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at the Banking Committee hearing. "Evidently, if you launder nearly $1 billion for drug cartels and violate our international sanctions, your company pays a fine and you go home and sleep in your own bed at night."...

Today's Teamster News 01.17.13

Obama Warned On Social Security Reform By House Democrats   Huffington Post   ...White House Press Secretary Jay Carney recently said the president would be open to implementing chained Consumer Price Index (CPI), which would alter the annual adjustment in how benefits are paid to Social Security recipients by using a less generous baseline of inflation...

Today's Teamster News 02.13.13

Fired America  Economic Populist   ... a full 23% of Americans have been fired in the last four years... a full 22% (of those) cannot find another job...
The One Percent Gobbled Up the Recovery, Too  The New Republic   ...the one percent didn’t just gobble up all of the recovery during 2010 and 2011; it put the 99 percent back into recession...

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