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“Herman Cain rises, Rick Perry slides in new CBS News poll” — No candidate has more than 17%.
“September (Announced) Layoffs Highest in Two Years” — “Employers announced 115,730 planned job cuts last month, more than double August’s total of 51,114, according to the report from consultants Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.” Bank of America and the Army dominated the numbers.
“Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t know who Van Jones is” — “Politico reports that Van Jones was vetted by Joe Biden himself. Van Jones wrote about the VP on the White House website.”
At the Weekly Standard’s Blog — “Obama Campaign Says GOP Blocking Jobs Bill–After Reid Blocks Jobs Bill” — “about ten minutes later.”
“CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed, Swore at Her Over Fast and Furious”
As Dick Durbin tells Bank of America customers to “Get out of that bank” in response to the debit-card fee the bank established in response to the rate-cap amendment Durbin included in financial reform (which was carried out by the Fed), Barack Obama tells banks that (in the Daily Caller’s paraphrase) “Banks should accept a lower profit so their customers won’t have to pay for debit cards.” B of A lost $8.8 billion from continuing operations in the second quarter, and over $15 billion in the past four quarters.
Ford and the UAW have a tentative settlement, under which “Ford workers will get at least $16,700 over the four-year contract, in the form of a $6,000 signing bonus, $7,000 in lump-sum and inflation protection payments and at least $3,700 in profit-sharing this year. That’s more generous than GM’s agreement, which guarantees workers at least $11,500.” Despite the contract’s basic wage freeze, I would argue that the UAW did all it could to make Ford less competitive than Goverment/General Motors.