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  • Construction trades building a brighter future

    You've probably heard the comments and congressional testimony from "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe, who describes America as "profoundly disconnected" from both an awareness of the people who perform the many vital jobs on which modern life depends and our...
  • In a switch, more moms opt to stay home with kids

    In a switch, more moms opt to stay home with kids
    Megan Mocik never envisioned herself as a stay-at-home mother. After having twins four years ago, the former marketing manager for New York-based International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was determined to press on with a career, even one that came with...
  • Northrop's latest expansion may be tied to B-2 bomber bid

    Northrop's latest expansion may be tied to B-2 bomber bid
    Northrop Grumman Corp. revealed Thursday its second major Space Coast expansion in as many years, a move that could potentially create 1,800 high-paying jobs and provide a $500 million lift for an area still hard-hit from the end of the space-shuttle...
  • Tax cuts fail to work magic in Kansas

    Tax cuts fail to work magic in Kansas
    Lawmakers in Springfield mulling whether to let the temporary income tax increase expire might consider the contemporary answer to the 10-year-old question, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" In 2004, author Thomas Frank used it as the title of a book...
  • Obama vows to cut red tape to speed up construction projects

    Obama vows to cut red tape to speed up construction projects
    President Obama on Wednesday vowed to speed up major construction projects by cutting federal red tape, part of his push to show he can make an impact without relying on Congress. With the Tappan Zee Bridge and its partially built replacement looming...
  • California's unemployment rate drops to 7.8%, lowest in six years

    California's unemployment rate dropped below 8% last month for the first time in nearly six years as employers put the state on the verge of recovering all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession. Employers added 56,100 jobs in April, far more...
  • L.A. entertainment jobs grow 5.3% in April

    L.A. entertainment jobs grow 5.3% in April
    In a surprising plot twist, Hollywood's overall jobs picture continues to improve despite the long-term effects of production flight and studio cost cutting. Employment in Los Angeles County's motion picture and sound recording sector grew to 126,400...
  • Kansas matters: Update on the tax cut that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said would be a shot of adrenaline to his state's economy

     
    Lawmakers in Springfield mulling whether to let the temporary income tax increase expire might consider the contemporary answer to the 10-year-old question, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" In 2004, author Thomas Frank used it as the title of a book......
  • Standoff on U.S. roadway repairs becoming 'highway cliff'

    Without quick action by Congress, the U.S. Transportation Department may begin scaling back or halting work on thousands of roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects at the height of the construction season this July, when the nation's Highway...
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to 7.9% in April, lowest since 2008

    Illinois unemployment rate falls to 7.9% in April, lowest since 2008
    The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent last month, marking its lowest point since 2008 and the largest monthly decline since data was first collected in 1976. The data was released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the...
  • State's Unemployment Below 7 Percent For First Time In Five Years

    The unemployment rate in Connecticut dropped below 7 percent in April, its lowest rate in more than five years, state officials said Thursday. But for the 15 years prior to that, the state's unemployment rate had never been that high. The state's...