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US Senate Advances Jobless Benefits Extension

The U.S. Senate has advanced a bill to restart federal jobless benefits that expired late last year for the long-term unemployed.  Final approval is expected by week’s end in the Democrat-controlled chamber, but the bill may not get a vote in the Republican-led House of Representatives. Normally, unemployed Americans are entitled to six months of modest, government-provided income to help them and their families cover basic needs until a job is secured.  But economic conditions...

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