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  • U.S. housing turning the corner, inflation creeping up

    U.S. home prices down in May, but consumer confidence strong
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home prices fell unexpectedly in May, declining for the first time in more than two years in the latest signal of the wobbly state of the housing market. Still, U.S. consumers remained confident in the broader...
  • Times may be tough, but that's no reason not to study what you love

    Times may be tough, but that's no reason not to study what you love
    During periods of economic hardship, worries about post-graduation jobs can lead students to play it safe, choosing the most marketable major they can find. So it's no coincidence that practical fields of study like engineering and business are booming....
  • Industrial organizational psychologists keep things humming

    Industrial organizational psychologists keep things humming
    With the state of today's job market one might think it would give rise to a new type of profession aimed at dealing with the stressors. The reality is, industrial organizational psychologists have been in place in many companies long before this economic...
  • Maryland adds 7,700 jobs in June, but jobless rate rises

    Maryland adds 7,700 jobs in June, but jobless rate rises
    Summer's arrival brought Maryland a slight uptick in unemployment despite a larger-than-normal employment bump in June, but it also contributed to significantly more job losses in May than previously thought, state labor officials said Friday. Maryland...
  • California adds 24,000 jobs in June, surpassing pre-recession peak

    California's unemployment rate dipped to 7.4% in June, a month in which the state finally recovered all the jobs lost during the recession. Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday showed that California added more than 24,000 jobs...
  • Top five myths about returning adult students

    Top five myths about returning adult students
    Advisers have heard it all. While schools are making it more convenient than ever for adults to return to college many would-be students have a prepared list of roadblocks -- some realistic, some not -- that are holding them back. Administrators...
  • Americans feeling more confident about finding better-paying jobs

    A Gallup poll found that 35% of Americans think now is a good time to find a quality job -- one with a higher wage. That may not seem like much, but the July reading is the highest since December 2007, the start of the Great Recession, and a little...
  • Timeline to an advanced degree

    Timeline to an advanced degree
    If you're contemplating getting an advanced degree, think in terms of time — a lot of it. From first deciding to continue your education to finally graduating sets you on a course that will take years not months, with time variations depending on...
  • Unemployment up, but there are more jobs

    Unemployment up, but there are more jobs
    Unemployment rose again in Broward and Palm Beach counties during June, but not significantly so, and there are many more jobs being created. Broward's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, up from 5.2 percent in May, while Palm Beach County's was 6.1...
  • Mortgage market shows promising gains in second quarter

    The mortgage market, beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. After hitting a 14-year low in the first three months of this year, second-quarter home lending was much stronger than analysts expected,...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low

    Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low
    Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market. About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down 11,000 from the previous week, the...