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Long-term unemployment benefits may end for thousands in Capital Region

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Extended unemployment benefits are helping thousands of people pay their bills in the Capital Region. But checks for 3,430 people could stop coming by the end of the month unless the federal government decides to offer another extension. President Barack Obama called on Congress to act on the impending expiration of extended unemployment that could leave 1.3 million people with no help on the horizon. Despite the nationwide unemployment rate being at its lowest point ...

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