Great Depression

Bakersfield doctor retires at 96 after 73-year career

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – A Bakersfield doctor whose career began before World War II is finally hanging up his white coat. KBAK-TV says Dr. Norman Levan, who was an Army doctor in the Pacific during […]

09/21/2012

Jobs bill for vets bogs down in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has blocked legislation that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country’s federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments. […]

09/19/2012

US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s poverty rate remained stuck at a record level last year, while household income dropped and the number of people who don’t have health insurance declined. A Census Bureau report released […]

09/12/2012

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