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Senate Moves Forward On Unemployment Insurance Extension

Senate Republicans failed to generate the votes to kill a bipartisan bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance by three months. The filibuster by some Senate Republicans to the extension fell by a vote of 60-37 Tuesday morning.

CBS Miami–01/07/2014

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New Year Pay Increase For Minimum Wage Workers

Minimum wage workers have something to smile about in the New Year, a pay increase. The increase will benefit an estimated 416,000 low-wage workers in Florida, boosting their pay rate by 14 cents an hour.

CBS4–01/01/2014

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Wall Street Recovers As Workers Are Left Behind

Charles Dickens’ famous line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” succinctly sums up the difference between workers and corporations as 2014 begins.

CBS Miami–01/01/2014

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Gas Prices Go Up About A Dime In The Last Month

In the last month, the price at the pump across the state has increased more than a dime in some areas.

11/24/2013

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Report: Economists Warn Of Global Wine Shortage

Most Americans can deal with a shortage of different items, but the latest warning from economists on a shortage could lead to some mass spread whining.

CBS Miami–10/30/2013

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Study Finds Gambling Expansion Wouldn’t Produce Major Impact

As lawmakers continue to debate a possible expansion of gambling in Florida; a major study has found that a gambling expansion wouldn’t have much of an impact on the economy or Florida society.

CBS Miami–10/30/2013

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Baby Boomers’ Common Financial Mistakes

Workers in their 40s and 50s don’t have a lot of time left to secure their financial future, and there are several common mistakes that often threaten their dreams.

CBS Miami–10/22/2013

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If Debt Default Deadline Hits, Then What?

As the Republican-led government shutdown continues, the approaching debt limit and a possible debt default continues to grow larger on the horizon.

CBS Miami–10/09/2013

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Economic Confidence Plummeting During GOP-led Shutdown

As Republicans continue to hold the U.S. government and economy hostage to achieve policy goals; consumer confidence in the U.S. is dropping at a rate not seen since Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008.

CBS Miami–10/08/2013

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Treasury Dept. Warns Of Catastrophic Debt Default

“A financial crisis and recession that could echo the events of 2008 or worse.” That’s the dire warning the Treasury Department issued Thursday about the possibility the GOP forced government shutdown could tumble into a debt default by the United States.

CBS Miami–10/03/2013

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