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  • Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

    Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools
    Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money. With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...
  • Gov. Brown blocks expansion of injury leaves for emergency workers

    Gov. Brown blocks expansion of injury leaves for emergency workers
    Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed two little-noticed bills that would have expanded a special injury leave program that pays California's emergency responders 100% of their salaries, tax-free, when they're out with claimed ailments. Monday's action came a day...
  • U.S. unemployment rate falls to 6-year low of 5.8% on solid job growth

    Solid job growth in October, the ninth straight month with more than 200,000 new jobs created, and a drop in the unemployment rate to a new six-year low of 5.8% showed that the labor market is strengthening. But workers still aren't seeing much...
  • Unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent

    Unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent
    U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand. Despite the strengthening labor market picture,...
  • US unemployment falls to 5.8 percent

    US unemployment falls to 5.8 percent
    U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand. Despite the strengthening labor market...
  • Job gains were solid in October but wage growth still lags

    Job gains were solid in October but wage growth still lags
    October’s solid labor market growth of 214,000 net new jobs helped push the unemployment rate to a six-year low, but wasn’t strong enough to boost workers’ wages significantly, economists said. “Employers are still holding all...
  • Pimco sees $48-billion outflow in October

    Pimco sees $48-billion outflow in October
    Pacific Investment Management Co. saw a total of $48 billion flow out of all of its funds in October, including $6 billion from funds not associated with its departed star manager, Bill Gross. Research firm Morningstar Inc. said the outflows ranged...
  • Freddie Mac: Average 30-year mortgage rate rises above 4%

    Freddie Mac: Average 30-year mortgage rate rises above 4%
    Moving higher for a second week, the 30-year mortgage rate broke back above 4%. Freddie Mac calculated that lenders were offering the most popular home loan at an average of 4.02%. Rates rose for other loan types as well. Freddie Mac said 15-year...
  • L.A. workforce development program gets $36-million overhaul

    L.A. workforce development program gets $36-million overhaul
    A revamped citywide workforce development program powered by $36 million in federal funds, private grants and equipment will seek to combat a yawning skills gap in Southern California. On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced an upgraded...
  • Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low

    Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low
    Initial unemployment claims fell last week, dropping the average over the previous month to its lowest level in 14 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 278,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down 10,000 from the...
  • Time Warner's third-quarter earnings beat analysts' estimates

    Time Warner's third-quarter earnings beat analysts' estimates
    Time Warner beat Wall Street estimates of its third-quarter earnings, providing support for the company's strategy to remain independent by fending off Rupert Murdoch's advances last summer. Despite a weaker performance for Warner Bros. at the box...