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Unemployment benefits expire for more than a million Americans on Saturday.  They'll end for people who have been unemployed for more than half a year.  Approximately one-point-three-million Americans will be affected immediately, and more will be affected as time goes on.

The benefits average out to about 300 dollars a week per unemployed worker.  Congress is expected to take up a possible three-month extension to the benefits when lawmakers return from their holiday break.  Republicans have been insisting on cuts to offset the extension of benefits. (Metro Networks Inc.)