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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
 
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jobless benefits

Jan 15, 2014 — Senators couldn't reach agreement Tuesday on a way to restore benefits for 1.3 million people who have been out of work for extended periods. With the Senate planning to go on a recess next week, it's looking like any action will be put off.
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Oct 25, 2012 — Overpayments due to fraud or mistakes have received attention in recent months. But a Federal Reserve study shows that the amount of money not spent because the benefits are never claimed has been 10 times larger.
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Jan 12, 2012 — The number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance rose to 399,000 from the week before. Some of the increase was because of post-holiday layoffs.
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Dec 19, 2011 — Lawmakers are headed for another collision and last-minute negotiations.
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Dec 17, 2011 — In a rare Saturday year-end session, the Senate's action averted a shutdown but was not the last word on the payroll tax cut extension.
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Dec 14, 2011 — Once again, Democrats and Republicans are at odds over taxes and other issues — and extensions of programs including benefits for the long-term unemployed are being delayed. They're "stumbling from impasse to impasse," the Los Angeles Times writes.
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Apr 7, 2011 — The third decline in four weeks is another sign that the labor market may be firming.
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Dec 8, 2010 — A Gallup Poll shows large support for Obama's tax cut stance while a Bloomberg poll doesn't. The Gallup survey also shows only 38 percent of conservative Republicans back extending jobless benefits, a sign that maybe Obama got the best deal he could.
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Dec 3, 2010 — Worse jobless numbers were used to partisan advantage by top GOP leaders and White House officials.
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