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Obama signs farm bill, says law 'multi-tasks'
EAST LANSING, Mich. - In a large barn smelling faintly of horses, President Barack Obama signed the $956 billion farm bill into law on Friday, comparing the five-year law to "a Swiss Army knife" because of the variety of ways it can support jobs in America.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Dow, S&P 500 post 2014's biggest one-day percentage gain
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose the most so far this year on Thursday after a drop in applications for unemployment insurance boosted confidence in the economy, and as Disney's results overshot expectations.
Thursday, February, 06, 2014 - INFORUM - Business

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Senate passes farm bill, sends it to Obama for expected signature
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a farm bill, costing an estimated $956 billion over a decade, that trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers, and sent it to President Barack Obama for his expected signature.
Tuesday, February, 04, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Money Talk: Retirement savings: How much, how important
Q: I often hear financial planners say you should save 10 percent of your income, but they don’t go into exactly what that means.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Omdahl: Dropout problem complex
With a high school graduation rate of close to 90 percent, North Dakota does not appear to have much of a dropout problem. However, Dakota Draper, President of the North Dakota Education Association, sees it as an issue that cannot be dismissed.
Sunday, February, 02, 2014 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Minnesota's good health not shared by all
ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s infant mortality rate is among the best in the country. Dig a little deeper, though, and the data reveal African-American babies are twice as likely as white babies to die in their first year.
Sunday, February, 02, 2014 - MPR News 90.3 FM - News

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Calvert: When all the jobs are gone
Four years after the end of the Great Recession, unemployment remains stubbornly high at 7.2 percent. Among Americans aged 18-24 years, it stands at 15 percent, while in parts of Europe it exceeds 50 percent. Even these dismal figures understate the problem because people who have stopped looking for work are not counted as unemployed.
Sunday, February, 02, 2014 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Letter: Kerry and Obama deserve to be jailed
I certainly agree with Tom Kovach’s letter on Jan. 21 regarding his comments on Secretary of State John Kerry giving away billions of our taxpayers’ money to countries such as Vietnam and others who have tortured and murdered American soldiers and do the same to their own citizens.
Friday, January, 31, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Obama pledges to revamp job training during Wis. stop
WAUKESHA, Wis. - President Barack Obama promised to overhaul federal jobs training programs on Thursday on the second leg of a tour intended to highlight his proposals to improve the fortunes of low- and middle-income Americans.
Thursday, January, 30, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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House passes farm bill; Senate vote expected next week
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a nearly $1 trillion farm bill on Wednesday that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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December jobless rates in ND down from 2012
BISMARCK – Labor statistics released by Job Service North Dakota show the state’s nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 2.7 percent in December, down from 3.3 percent at the same time last year.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Republicans respond to Obama State of the Union
WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. Congress responded in competing voices on Tuesday to President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union address as various wings of the party vied to advance their prescriptions for the country's best way forward.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Report: Minn.’s employment gap is ‘intolerable’
A new report calls Minnesota unemployment disparities between whites and people of color “intolerable.”
Sunday, January, 19, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Letter: Thomas spins poverty numbers
Cal Thomas (Jan. 11) cites as evidence the war on poverty has failed the fact that “Today ... roughly the same number of people (are) below the poverty level as in 1964.”
Sunday, January, 19, 2014 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Letter: Despite the radical GOP, change in US can work
In Minnesota, the GOP attempted to pass anti-marriage equality legislation and to limit the vote. Both measures failed, and the GOP rightfully lost their majorities in the Legislature.
Thursday, January, 16, 2014 - INFORUM - Opinion

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VIDEO: Rep. Cramer congratulates Bison's championship on House floor
Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., on Wednesday celebrated North Dakota State's football championship with a speech on the House floor.
Wednesday, January, 15, 2014 - INFORUM - Sports

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New Jersey Gov. Christie apologizes, vows to cooperate in traffic jam investigations
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie opened his State of the State Address on Tuesday with an apology and a vow to fully cooperate with "all appropriate" investigations of an apparent scheme to cause massive traffic jams as well as the use of federal money for a state ad campaign.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Senate Republicans make new offer on jobless benefits
WASHINGTON - Prospects of 1.4 million unemployed Americans getting their federal jobless benefits back soon brightened on Monday when U.S. Senate Republican negotiators offered a new plan to extend the emergency relief for three months.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Did You Know That: Frazier only US governor recalled in 20th century
On Oct. 21, 1921, voters by a margin of 4,000 votes replaced Gov. Lynn Frazier with Ragnvold Nestos. It took more than 80 years before another state would replace its governor through a recall vote. That happened in 2003 when California voters replaced Gov. Gray Davis with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Sunday, January, 12, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Letter: Oil prosperity is most welcome
North Dakota isn’t short of stories or commentary on its oil industry and a piece over the weekend doubted the total value of the industry. Don’t let the naysayers ruin what is a good thing.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - INFORUM - Opinion

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