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Report: China Will Lay Off Up to 6M Workers

'Beijing's boldest retrenchment program in almost two decades': Reuters

(Newser) - With an eye on curbing industrial overcapacity and pollution, China is planning to lay off state workers—millions of them. The Daily Times reports 1.8 million workers, or 15% of the workforce, will be laid off in the coal and steel industries. However, two sources with ties to the... More »

Fleeing Wis. Dems: We're Exercising Our Rights

Crafty gov plans to slip through other bills while Dems are away

(Newser) - Call it the unfillibuster. Wisconsin Democrats still holed up in an Illinois hotel didn't turn tail and run out on a state bill vote slashing pay and rights for state workers—they exercised a political strategy, which they have every right to do, they argue. "For all of us... More »

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