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  • South Florida incomes keep declining as recovery grinds on, new data show

    South Florida incomes keep declining as recovery grinds on, new data show
    Did you get a raise last year? No? How about the year before that? Or the year before that? Didn't think so. Don't feel lonely. Few of us are seeing our incomes increase, even after five years of recovery from the Great Recession, according to...
  • The War on Poverty: 50 years of failure

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's launch of the War on Poverty. In January 1964, Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty in America." Since then, the taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Johnson's war. Adjusted...
  • Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign

     Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign
    The second-to-last jobs report before the election was full of bad news. Cities, towns and casinos cut 4,000 jobs in August, and Connecticut had about 3,600 fewer jobs than it did the month before, according to preliminary estimates issued Thursday by...
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls again

    Illinois unemployment rate falls again
    Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in August, only a slight decrease from the month before but marking the largest year-over-year decline since 1984. The state's Department of Employment Security  said the rate represents a decline of two-...
  • U.S. jobless claims data point to firming labor market

    U.S. jobless claims data point to firming labor market
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting that a sharp slowdown in job growth last month was probably an aberration. While other data on Thursday showed some...
  • Construction of new homes falls sharply in August

    Housing starts tumbled in August, led by a falloff in apartment and condo construction, new figures showed. Construction of new homes plunged 14.4% from July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The...
  • U.S. job creation in year through March revised up 7,000

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy likely created 7,000 more jobs in the 12 months through March than previously estimated, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The reading is a preliminary estimate of the department's annual "benchmark"...
  • Fed nears end of stimulus but stays vague on interest rate hike timing

    Federal Reserve policymakers took the next-to-last step in ending their controversial bond-buying stimulus program as the economy continues to heal. But they offered no new hints on how soon the Fed would once again hike interest rates — after...
  • U.S. inflation surprisingly weak, Fed keeps low rates pledge

    U.S. inflation surprisingly weak, Fed keeps low rates pledge
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August and underlying inflation pressures were muted, which could lessen the urgency for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. The Labor Department said...
  • Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates

    Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates
    Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday cut their monthly bond-buying stimulus program by another $10 billion and held interest rates steady at near zero, offering no suggestions that they will raise them any time soon as the economic recovery improves....
  • Garcetti asking nearby cities to join L.A. in boosting minimum wages

    Garcetti asking nearby cities to join L.A. in boosting minimum wages
    When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pitched his plan to gradually boost the minimum wage across the city, critics argued that businesses might move to nearby cities to pay workers less. Now Garcetti is trying to persuade those neighboring cities to...