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Vatican Meets OWS: 'The Economy Needs Ethics'
The Vatican today elaborated on Pope Benedict XVI's call for a global entity to bring justice and compassion to the world economy. "The economy needs ethics," says the new document released today by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. According to The Associated Press, the Vatican suggests "the reform process begin with the United Nations as its point of reference."
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Lack Of Jobs Leaves More Suburban, Middle Class Sliding Into Poverty
Fourteen months ago, Aurora resident Prentiss Bailey was going about happily living his life as usual. He was employed at a printing company where he'd worked for 10 years-a job that paid $17 an hour and that with the consistent overtime and $4,000 and $5,000 annual Christmas bonuses he got, enabled him to take care of his family and enjoy what he considered a middle income life. Today, he and his 10-year

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