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People fill gas cans at a Sunoco Inc. station in Bloomfield, New Jersey, after superstorm Sandy.

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People fill gas cans at a Sunoco Inc. station in Bloomfield, New Jersey, after superstorm Sandy.

Payrolls Unscathed by Ho Ho Strike — Superstorm Sandy Another Matter

The strike that triggered the bankruptcy of Hostess Brands Inc., the baker of Twinkies and Wonder bread, is not showing up in government data, which means it will probably not depress U.S. November payrolls to be reported next week. There...

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Striking Chicago Public School teacher, Lanessa Mendoza, left, pickets with fellow teachers from Peck Elementary School as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was visiting with students taking part at the Safe Haven program at Maranatha Church in Chicago, on Sept. 10, 2012.

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Striking Chicago Public School teacher, Lanessa Mendoza, left, pickets with fellow teachers from Peck Elementary School as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was visiting with students taking part at the Safe Haven program at Maranatha Church in Chicago, on Sept. 10, 2012.

Emanuel Pinned Down by Teachers

The Chicago teacher strike, which has kept more than 350,000 students out of the city’s classroom for three days, has scuttled plans for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to address the Municipal Forum of New York on Friday. The mayor had planned...

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Chicago school teachers picket outside Wells High School in Chicago, Illinois.

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Chicago school teachers picket outside Wells High School in Chicago, Illinois.

Romney Weighs in on Chicago Teacher Strike Before O’Hare Landing

Updated 2:14 p.m. and 3:44 p.m. Even before landing at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport this afternoon for an evening fundraiser in the northern suburbs, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney weighed into the Chicago teacher’s strike. Romney and Republicans are seeking...

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