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The Iran nuclear agreement and what it portends.
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Three days after Christmas this year, 1.3 million laid-off American workers will see their unemployment benefits stopped. In Pennsylvania, the number will be 87,000 people drawing their last check December 28.
Unless Congress acts, millions will be left with no benefits to support their families in an economy where there are still 3 unemployed workers for every job and the average length of unemployment is more than 37 weeks. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program is scheduled to end December 28, 2013 - reducing unemployment benefits from 63 weeks to 26 weeks in many states. According to the Department of Labor, 3.2 million Americans will exhaust their unemployment benefits by the end of June if this program is not continued.