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Groundbreaking “Coalition to Support Grieving Students” Releases First-Ever Bereavement Resource for Educators

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a groundbreaking initiative to reach the millions of grieving students in classrooms across the nation, the Coalition to Support Grieving Students today launched  

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UMWA, Peabody, Patriot Reach Global Settlement, Clearing Way for Continued Funding of Retiree Health Care

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) has reached a global settlement with Peabody Energy and Patriot Coal that will provide funding of more than $400 million to cover future health care benefits for retirees affected by the bankruptcy of Patriot Coal. Those benefits will be paid by the Patriot Retirees Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA).


Emergency Responders Radios Failed

New information has come out condemning the radios used by emergency responders at the Navy Yard Shooting on Monday, September 16. Below are news reports of the story.


Currency Manipulation's Impact On Manufacturing

Manufacturing has played a leading role in the nation’s economic recovery, adding 504,000 jobs between February 2010, when manufacturing employment fell to its lowest point, and October 2012. These 504,000 jobs constituted 11.1 percent of the 4.5 million jobs created in that period. However, this relatively recent manufacturing boom comes on the heels of more than a decade of sharp declines in manufacturing employment. Between March 1998 and October 2012, the United States lost 5.7 million manufacturing jobs, nearly a third (32 percent) of manufacturing employment; most of these job losses were due to the growing U.S. trade deficit. Taken together, these trends highlight the manufacturing sector’s importance to the U.S. economy and recovery, as well as the role of trade deficits in eliminating U.S. manufacturing jobs.


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