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U.S. losing manufacturing jobs to China
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U.S. Job Losses Have Mushroomed Since 2001 – What Is Happening?

According to a report by the Alliance for American Manufacturing,  2.7 million American jobs -- most of them in manufacturing -- have been lost since 2001.

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Paul Ryan (left) and Mitt Romney
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Mitt Romney Picks Paul Ryan As Running Mate

GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has indicated with his VP pick he will be focusing on economic and financial issues in November.

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President Obama still blaming previous administrations
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66 Percent of Voters Blame President Obama for Poor Economy

A new poll shows most Americans blame President Obama for the sluggish economy and other financial woes.

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Best Buy to layoff 2400 workers-600 from Geek Squad
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Best Buy to Lay Off 600 Geek Squad Workers – Is Kennewick Included?

Less than three months after releasing a list of some 50 stores it will be closing,  Best Buy has announced 600 Geek Squad (computer team) workers will be let go.

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Washington Refinery Running – Will Gas Prices Now Dip?

For weeks we've been told part of the reason for skyrocketing NW gas prices is due to the shutdown of the refinery at Cherry Point in Whatcom County.

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Facebook Is A ‘Fad’ Stock, Says Business Expert

Got a few thousand you're thinking of investing in Facebook? Hold on, and read this before you do, says Wall St. Expert.

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Obama economy hurting NASCAR
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Obama-Era Economy ‘Wrecking’ NASCAR

If you're a NASCAR fan watching races on TV, you've probably noticed more empty seats than usual, even at traditionally-sold out venues like Bristol, Martinsville and Darlington.

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Many Americans Expected to Be Too Broke to File for Bankruptcy — Dollars and Sense

Some major companies and corporations such as MF Global and AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, have filed for bankruptcy.

In the process, they may have, directly or not, caused some people to go bankrupt.

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Actual Headline: ‘Florida Motel Goes All Nude To Boost Bottom Line’ (POLL)

We sometimes wonder if the folks at the national and world news services (AP, Reuters, etc) do this on purpose, or if it cleared the censors undetected.

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Wind Energy
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Wind Industry Dead In The Water-10K Jobs Lost Since ’09

We see them everywhere--wind farms.  South of Tri Cities, the hills are dotted with wind turbines.  But across the US, the industry is shedding jobs quickly.

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