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  • Bias against the disabled is as American as apple pie

    Bias against the disabled is as American as apple pie
    On the first day of the 114th Congress, Republican lawmakers quickly lighted the fuse for a major battle over entitlements using an unlikely piece of leverage: the Social Security Disability Insurance program, which is expected to run out of money in late...
  • Walgreens cuts 252 in Orlando, as other pharmacy companies grow

    Walgreens cuts 252 in Orlando, as other pharmacy companies grow
    Walgreens announced Monday it will cut 252 jobs in Orlando, about one quarter of the current workforce at its pharmacy fulfillment center for Florida. The cuts come as several other pharmacy centers have added local jobs. A spokesman for the company...
  • More layoffs at McDonald's; eight Illinois employers cutting 724 jobs

    More layoffs at McDonald's; eight Illinois employers cutting 724 jobs
    McDonald's, which last month jarred investors by reporting drops in annual profits, revenues and restaurant customers, said it's laying off 57 more workers in Oak Brook, only a month after plans to cut 63 jobs in its headquarters city were announced. The...
  • Strong outlook for Lehigh Valley economy, Chamber members told

    Strong outlook for Lehigh Valley economy, Chamber members told
    The Lehigh Valley and U.S. economies are on the mend. Wells Fargo global economist Jay H. Bryson told the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce at its annual Economic Outlook meeting Tuesday that the bank forecasts improved economic growth in the...
  • Connecticut's Hiring Hasn't Been This Good Since 1998

    Connecticut's Hiring Hasn't Been This Good Since 1998
    Job growth in 2014 was the strongest it has been in Connecticut since 1998, with 26,700 net new jobs, according to a preliminary estimate from the state Department of Labor. In 1998, the state's employers added 28,300 jobs. In December, payrolls grew by...
  • Strong U.S. jobs report shows best wage growth in six years

    Strong U.S. jobs report shows best wage growth in six years
    With strong employment gains in January, the economy has created more than 1 million new jobs in a three-month stretch for the first time in nearly two decades — and the hiring surge has spurred the best wage gains in more than six years. The 257,...
  • U.S. gains 257,000 job; unemployment rate ticks up

    U.S. gains 257,000 job; unemployment rate ticks up
    U.S. employers hired at a stellar pace last month, wages rose by the most in six years, and Americans responded by streaming into the job market to find work. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy gained a seasonally adjusted 257,000 jobs in...
  • US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.

    US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.
    WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a vigorous 257,000 jobs in January, and wages jumped by the most in six years — evidence that the job market is accelerating closer to full health. The surprisingly robust report the government issued Friday...
  • Community college to create fracking degree program

    Community college to create fracking degree program
    A southwestern Illinois community college has received the go-ahead to create a petroleum drilling technology, or fracking, program. Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., will enroll its first students this fall. The college petitioned the state...
  • Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report

    Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report
    The economy had another robust month of job growth in January, adding 257,000 net new positions and producing the best wage gains in more than six years, the Labor Department reported Friday. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7%, but that was because...
  • Teen unemployment remains stubbornly high, study finds

     Teen unemployment remains stubbornly high, study finds
    Angelo Ross said he hunted for a job for three years before landing an internship at a fast-food restaurant in November. For the first time in his life, the Far South Side high school senior said the minimum wage job gave him a sense of security. But he...