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  • 5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?

    It was the worst U.S. economic calamity since the 1930s. Over 19 months, the Great Recession erased trillions of dollars of wealth, destroyed 8 million jobs and robbed tens of thousands of their homes. More than half of adults lost a job or saw a cut in...
  • Consumer confidence up slightly amid better views of personal finances

    Consumer confidence up slightly amid better views of personal finances
    Consumer confidence rose slightly this month as Americans reported the strongest gains in their personal financial situation in seven years, according to results of a leading private survey released Friday. The consumer sentiment index from the...
  • A higher minimum wage -- at what cost?

    Washington politicos want to know which way popular winds are blowing so they can set their sails accordingly. Rarely, though, are they as explicit as President Obama in citing public opinion as a justification for policy. When pressed to defend his...
  • Top 10 for Teens: Finding a Summer Job

    Top 10 for Teens: Finding a Summer Job
        - Look everywhere; talk to everyone – Job seeking is serious, time-consuming work. Spread the message via word-of-mouth and social media that you are looking for a job - to family, teachers, friends, counselors and parents’ friends....
  • Baltimore area has a high share of STEM job openings

    Baltimore area has a high share of STEM job openings
    The Baltimore area has an outsized share of job openings in fields that make heavy use of science, technology, engineering or math skills, occupations that pay more and are harder for employers to fill, according to a new analysis. The Brookings...
  • Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says

    Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says
    Private employers added a surprisingly strong 281,000 net new jobs in June, the most since late 2012, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday. The figure was up sharply from 179,000 in May and is a positive sign heading into Thursday'...
  • Manufacturing growth picked up in May, ISM says in corrected report

    Manufacturing growth picked up in May, ISM says in corrected report
    Factory growth accelerated last month and did not slow down as initially reported Monday by the Institute for Supply Management, which twice corrected its closely watched purchasing managers index. The revisions roiled financial markets because they...
  • Stocks close higher after manufacturing report revised

    Stocks close higher after manufacturing report revised
    Stocks closed mostly higher on a quiet Monday following two reports that showed the manufacturing industries of the world's two largest economies expanded last month. Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index were able to...
  • Private-sector job growth slowed in May to 179,000, ADP reports

    Private-sector job growth slowed in May to 179,000, the lowest level since January, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday. The figure was below analyst expectations for 210,000 net new jobs. ADP also revised down its April estimate by 5,...
  • Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007

    Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007
    Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
  • Media Stocks on Upswing as Dow Tops 17,000 for First Time

    Major media congloms rode the enthusiasm on Wall Street Thursday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 17,000 for the first time, propelled by a better-than-expected jobs report for June. As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day on...