The Week in Review
The real unemployment rate in February was 12.6 percent. Friday’s announcement by the Labor Department of the latest jobless numbers followed a Thursday report by the Federal Reserve that middle-class Americans continued to fall behind as the economy recovers from the recession. The stark contrast between the rich and the rest of us was documented in shocking detail on Monday when Forbes magazine released its annual report on the world’s richest people. “The obscene and increasing level of wealth and income inequality in this country is immoral, un-American and unsustainable,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Friday.
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- Women March in Montpelier More than 150 people from around Vermont turned out in Montpelier on Saturday for what was billed as the “Women’s March for Dignity” — an event scheduled to coincide with International Women’s Day.
- Senate Moves Forward on Military Sexual Assault Bill: The Senate will vote Monday on a measure that would expand current protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, after narrowly rejecting a competing bill to remove the decision for prosecuting such crimes from the chain of command.