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88,000 New Jobs in March Is Weakest Growth in Nine Months

Job growth appeared to slow drastically during March, as employers added 88,000 new jobs, down from 268,000 in February. The unemployment rate went down a tick, from 7.7 percent to 7.6, but that was due to a reduction in the labor force.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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Obama and Roosevelt – What You Might Not Know

It can be strange -- even shocking -- when you find out the rest of the story.

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Obama proclaims April as financial responsibility month
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No Joke: Obama Proclaims April as ‘Budget Responsibility Month’!

In a story that at first was deemed an April Fools joke in many media circles, President Barack Obama has officially proclaimed April "National Financial Capability Month."

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IRS Warning: 12 Scams to Watch Out for This Tax Season

The IRS has issued its annual warning about the "Dirty Dozen" schemes out there—ways that certain disreputable folks will try to steal your money or methods people use to hide financial information from the tax agency.

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Obama's daughters secret vacation in Bahamas
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Sequester? Obama Children Run Up Big “Secret” Vacation Bill in Bahamas

Obama tells everyone the White House is closed due to Secret Service budget cuts.   Flyovers and airshow performances by Air Force and Navy jets have been cut,  and almost daily we're hit with new sequester related issues.

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Former Franklin County Public Works official sentenced
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Former Franklin Co. Public Works Manager Gets 16 Years for Embezzlement

Dennis M. Huston, the former Franklin County Public Works Manager, will spend a decade and a half in prison.

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Oregon officials warn of phone ticket scam
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Oregon Officials Warn of Traffic Ticket Collection Scam

The Oregon State Patrol and Oregon Department of Justice are warning citizens about a new ticket scam involving traffic citations!

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Federal grant money used to study his private parts?
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Amidst Cuts, Feds Fund Study on Size of Male Duck Genitalia (And Other Bizarre Research)

Active duty military almost lost tuition assistance, but lawmakers still deem it necessary to fund some pretty weird projects.

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We won't see this plane thunder over our heads this July
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Air Force Raptors Won’t Be at Water Follies This Summer Thanks to Sequestration

Since early March, reports have been filtering in from the Department of Defense about Air Force and Navy demonstration teams cutting performances at airshows this year due to the sequester budget cuts

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Major military financial aid program suspended due to sequester
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Tuition Assistance Program for Military After Sequester – Thousands of WA, OR Troops Affected

The Secretary of the Army announced this week that due to mandatory budget cuts, no more military members from any branch will be receiving funding from the Tuition Assistance Program until further notice.

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