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Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Online Penny Auctions

(NAPSI)—Some people find online penny auctions to be a fun way to try to get big-ticket items at reduced prices. But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions that because penny auctions move fast, you could spend far more than you intended—with no guarantee that you’ll get anything in return.

Most Americans Believe Unemployed Should Receive Protection From Discrimination

UTICA, N.Y. – Three out of five adults believe that businesses should not be able to advertise that they will only consider candidates who are already employed when they are looking hire new workers, according to a new IBOPE Zogby poll.

Lautenberg Pushes New WPA Bill To Create Jobs, Rebuild America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In advance of President Obama’s jobs address to a Joint Session of Congress, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) emphasized the importance of creating a 21st Century Works Progress Administration (WPA) to create jobs, lift a depressed economy and rebuild America.

Business Group Calls On Obama To Abandon Plans For Any Tax Increases

TRENTON – The best way for President Obama to revive the U.S. economy is to tell Congress and the nation Thursday night that he will abandon plans to raise taxes and start chopping back the jungle of red tape that is choking off investment, growth and jobs, according to the local chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

Improving Your Credit Score

Many people suffered blows to their credit scores during the unstable economy of the last few years, whether because they missed payments, exceeded credit limits or, more seriously, experienced a home foreclosure or even bankruptcy.

Unemployment Holds At 9.1%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – There was no change in the national unemployment rate, which stubbornly remains at 9.1 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fourteen million Americans remain unemployed and looking for work.