Monday, October 18, 1999

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  • Union Endorsement with a Caveat

    Union leaders say that although the AFL-CIO endorsed Vice President Al Gore’s bid for the presidency last week, the Clinton Administration will need to take strong steps towards stopping the loss of manufacturing jobs if Gore hopes to get rank-and-file workers to vote for him. The nation has lost half a million manufacturing jobs just in the past 18 months.

  • The Post Corporate World

    Seventeen per cent of the US population, as opposed to the current 12 percent, would live under the poverty line under a new definition of poverty being considered by the Census Bureau.

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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