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  • What recovery? Top 10 cities losing jobs

    For some regions of the US, talk of an economic recovery is more wishful thinking than reality. Here are the top 10 metropolitan areas that continue to struggle with unemployment, from the Carpet Capital of the World to the home of an Ivy League university.

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  • How New York mayor plans to spread liberal agenda across US

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his Boston counterpart, Martin Walsh, want to support liberal solutions to income inequality, and they have a new plan to help other mayors.

  • Where are the new jobs?

    Cover Story 10 surprises about tomorrow's job market

    In sharp contrast to today's tepid job growth, employment will pick up later this decade and feature some unusual twists – from the rise of sales jobs to the dearth of 'green' ones. Here's a guide to help navigate it.

  • The Monitor's View Homes for the homeless: a smart investment in dignity

    Despite a recent rise in poverty, homelessness is down. One reason? Providing a residence for the homeless creates enough self-respect for them to deal with underlying issues.

  • What recovery? Top 10 cities losing jobs

    For some regions of the US, talk of an economic recovery is more wishful thinking than reality. Here are the top 10 metropolitan areas that continue to struggle with unemployment, from the Carpet Capital of the World to the home of an Ivy League university.

  • Top 10 cities where house prices are rising

    House prices continue to fall nationwide, but here and there they’ve begun to turn up as Americans return to the housing market. Which 10 metropolitan areas have seen the biggest increase in the past year? The winners, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), include a state capital, a furniture-making center, and a resort that was once America’s foreclosure capital. Can you guess who they are?  

  • Monitor Breakfast Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa sees "draconian" cuts ahead in Obama's budget

    Although the nation needs investment in infrastructure and education, among other areas, US Conference of Mayors President Antonio Villaraigosa says Congress' past bad behavior mean President Obama's budget will likely have serious spending cuts.

  • Monitor Breakfast L.A. mayor calls tax code unfair, cites Mitt Romney (+video)

    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the news that millionaire Mitt Romney has been paying federal taxes at close to a 15 percent rate is going to spur talk about fixing the US tax code.

  • Monitor Breakfast Cities brace for bad news in Obama's next federal budget, top mayor says (+video)

    The Obama administration is preparing its 2013 federal budget proposal and is letting some allies know how spending cuts will affect them. For Antonio Villaraigosa, president of the US Conference of Mayors, the news has not been good. 

  • How five websites are protesting SOPA

    Five major websites will go dark on Wednesday protesting two Congressional bills, which critics argue could curtail Internet and free speech.    If passed, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act or PIPA, would allow the US government to seek a court order and even shut down websites that contain content or links to unauthorized copyrighted content.  Moreover, advertisers and Internet service providers would be banned from doing business with transgressors.Proponents of the legislation include companies that are trying to protect their copyrights, such as the Motion Picture Association of America, The NBA, Pfizer, Nike, L'Oreal, as well as the US Chamber of Commerce, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the US Conference of Mayors.However,  voices of opposition include Internet giants Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Mozilla, and Wikipedia – who say that the proposed laws constitute a First Amendment violation, promote censorship, and harm the democratic flow of information.  Check out how five major websites plan to protest SOPA and PIPA:

  • Under the gun on jobs, Obama tells Congress to pass major transportation bill

    Under the gun on jobs, Obama tells Congress to pass major transportation bill

    As he prepares for his critical speech on jobs, President Obama is urging Congress to fund a major transportation bill. It pays for infrastructure work on roads, bridges, and mass transit systems.