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  • Fed's George says strengthening economy warrants quick rate rise

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strengthening U.S. economy and job market means the Federal Reserve should begin raising interest rates "relatively soon," Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George said on Tuesday. At comments delivered in...
  • Veterans need help from nonprofits

    Recent events at the U.S. Veterans Administration have brought national attention to the care of our war veterans. When it comes to supporting our vets, we seem to talk the talk, but too often, the promises we make to them are hollow. As President Obama...
  • July 17: Free military job fair in Hampton

    The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a free job fair for military personnel, veterans, reservists and Department of Defense civilian workers at the Hampton Roads Convention Center 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Seminars include: How to...
  • Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation

    Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation
    "The repeated failure of well-intentioned programs is not an accident. The failure is deeply rooted in the use of bad means to achieve good objectives." — The late University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman   Before we mull what hiking...
  • Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday. The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
  • Fed Chairwoman Yellen says economic recovery incomplete

    Fed Chairwoman Yellen says economic recovery incomplete
    The U.S. economic recovery remains incomplete, with a still-ailing job market and stagnant wages justifying loose monetary policy for the foreseeable future, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a Senate committee on Tuesday. In a strong defense of...
  • Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner launches TV ads against Quinn

    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner launches TV ads against Quinn
    A brief respite from election-year campaign ads ended Friday when Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner took to the TV airwaves to criticize Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, making use of the governor’s own words on jobs, schools and taxes. The...
  • Immigration crisis at the forefront, Rick Perry seeks a revival

    Immigration crisis at the forefront, Rick Perry seeks a revival
    Second act, anyone? Amid the imagery and policy tussling Wednesday over the border immigration crisis, there was this delicious irony: The issue that confounded Rick Perry more than any other when he sought the presidency in 2012 has now given him a...
  • Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June

    Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June
    Illinois unemployment fell for the fourth straight month in June, bringing unemployment down to 7.1 percent , according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The...
  • Japanese firms near crisis point as labor shortage deepens

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's labor shortage is nearing crisis in some key industries as it spreads from construction to services, curbing companies' operations, pushing up wages and potentially crimping a tentative recovery in the world's third-largest...
  • Maryland's unemployment rate rises in May

    Maryland's unemployment rate rises in May
    Maryland's unemployment rate ticked upward in May as employers shed 1,300 jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday. Most states added jobs that month. Maryland was one of 14 that lost ground, its job reductions split about equally between the...