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Charity giving goes up during holidays
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Are We Asked to Give Too Much During the Holidays? [POLL]

It's been proven time and time again. Americans are the most charitable citizens in the world.  Even foreigners think so. The Christian Science Monitor last year ran the results of a study conducted by interviewing people from 152 other countries across the globe and the U.S. came in first -- again. The New York Times says, depending on the year, Americans donate anywhere from $229 to $295 billion to charitable causes of all types.

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Hostess goes down-for good
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The ‘Death’ Of Hostess-Who’s To Blame? Newstalk Poll Results

With the breaking news that Hostess is going bankrupt, who's responsible?  You told us.

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Commercial Food and Workers union attempting to disrupt Black Friday at Wal-Mart
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Wal-Mart Fires Back At Strike Plans-Labor Union For Alleged Illegal Activities

Just ahead of the busiest retail weekend of the year, Wal-Mart has a filed legal complaint against a union.

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Black Friday shopping
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Holiday Shopping Now Starts Before Black Friday or Cyber Monday — Dollars and Sense

While some fanatical Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers are already at the gates waiting to assault the holiday-shopping season with their fearsome craving for stuff, some retail analysts say the gates are actually open now and the race is already in progress.

Thom Blischok, chief retail strategist for Booz and Company says, “Cyber Monday has begun, essentially. No question about it.”

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Hostess Going Out Of Business – CEO Blames Union for Collapse [POLL]

As one critic put it, sometimes workers bite the hand that feeds them, but rarely do they "eat it."

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Fifth year seniors could face additional fees
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California Universities Say Students Must Finish in Four Years or Pay Penalties

The new message to seniors in the California State University system could soon be, "Get in, get out, or pay up!"

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Jay Inslee takes over as governor
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Gov. Jay Inslee-What Can We Expect In The Future? Decision 2012

With the concession of Rob McKenna, Jay Inslee becomes Washington's next governor. What can we expect to see in the future?

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6,125 new Federal regulations going into effect
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6,125 Proposed Federal Regulations Start To Move Towards Reality!

Perhaps sensing a victory in the election, or attempting to start them in case he lost,  Obama has fired off an astounding number of new regulations.

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Inmates
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Are Federal Prisoners Taking Jobs From Law-Abiding Citizens?

There are currently thousands of inmates employed, at extremely low wages, in federal prisons all across the country manufacturing a myriad of products to be sold strictly to government agencies. Yet, while some argue that paying convicted felons to work in these factories is a good way of teaching them skills that can be used in civil society, others say that it takes jobs away from upstanding citizens at a time of economic difficulty.

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Decision 2012-Where Do We Go from Here?
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Where Do We Go From Here?

President Obama has won a hard-fought and narrow victory for president and will face a myriad of existing issues plus new ones on the horizon.

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