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Officials: Fatal Workplace Injuries Up Slightly In 2012

There was a slight rise in fatal workplace injuries in Minnesota last year compared to 2011, according to a report released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Officials said 70 people died last year in work-related incidents, which is 10 more than 2011’s all-time low of 60.

11/21/2013

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Good Question: How Will Social Security Changes Affect Benefits?

More than 50 million Americans get a social security check every month. But some Democrats and liberal groups are upset about a proposed change in the way the cost of living adjustment is calculated. Making a switch could save more than $100 billion in 10 years.

04/09/2013

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Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

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Good Question: How Many Of Us Still Get A Pension?

In last night’s presidential debate, the topic of pensions provided a surprisingly tense exchange between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. The president joked that his pension is “not as big” as Romney’s.

10/17/2012

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Reality Check: The Jobs Numbers

Republicans are crying “foul” over new jobs numbers showing the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8 percent – the lowest rate since President Obama took office.

10/08/2012

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Reality Check: Workplace Violence In Minn.

The shooting at Accent Signage Systems is the worst incidence of workplace violence in Minnesota since the state started keeping records 20 years ago.

09/28/2012

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Good Question: Do Strikes Pay Off?

We know clearly who the biggest loser is in the Chicago teachers strike: the kids who should be in the classroom. With the NHL lockout: it’s the fans losing the game they love to watch.

09/17/2012

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Jobless Rate Holds Steady In Latest Labor Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the private sector added 172,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate went up slightly from 8.2 to 8.3 percent.

08/03/2012