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            America’s poverty rate has risen at the fastest pace ever this year after aid for the unemployed declined.
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            The National Labor Relations Board is pushing the e-commerce giant and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union to agree to terms for a union election at the Bessemer, Ala., warehouse prior to a scheduled hearing Friday.
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