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June 26, 2017

On This Day in 1959

The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence Seaway opens, making the Great Lakes accessible to Atlantic shipping. Thousands of laborers toiled for decades to make it happen; indirectly and directly, the Seaway today supports 75,000 jobs in Canada and 150,000 in the U.S.

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Seniors Tell Ryan: Kill the Bill Before It Kills Us
Updated On: Mar 17, 2017
Mar. 17, 2017  | ECONOMY | Busloads of senior activists from Illinois and Wisconsin braved heavy snow storms to protest at House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office in Racine, Wisconsin on March 14. “Kill your bill before it kills us!” they demanded, just hours after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revealed that 24 million people would lose medical coverage within a decade if the Trump-Ryan bill is allowed to pass. Within one year, as many as 14 million would become uninsured under this bill. Those with employment-based health care would also have much to fear. Seven million would lose that coverage by 2026… peoplesworld.org


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