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  • Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007

    Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007
    Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
  • Manufacturing growth picked up in May, ISM says in corrected report

    Manufacturing growth picked up in May, ISM says in corrected report
    Factory growth accelerated last month and did not slow down as initially reported Monday by the Institute for Supply Management, which twice corrected its closely watched purchasing managers index. The revisions roiled financial markets because they...
  • A higher minimum wage -- at what cost?

    Washington politicos want to know which way popular winds are blowing so they can set their sails accordingly. Rarely, though, are they as explicit as President Obama in citing public opinion as a justification for policy. When pressed to defend his...
  • Top 10 for Teens: Finding a Summer Job

    Top 10 for Teens: Finding a Summer Job
        - Look everywhere; talk to everyone – Job seeking is serious, time-consuming work. Spread the message via word-of-mouth and social media that you are looking for a job - to family, teachers, friends, counselors and parents’ friends....
  • Connecticut Woman Who Represented Long-Term Unemployed Got Hired— Temporarily

    Connecticut Woman Who Represented Long-Term Unemployed Got Hired— Temporarily
    The Connecticut woman who appeared with President Obama in January to represent the long-term unemployed has found work managing a Windsor nursing home. "It was a godsend," said Katherine Hackett, who lost her job as a nursing home administrator in July...
  • Bobby Shriver endorsed for supervisor by ex-L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan

    In the latest sign that business interests are coalescing around his candidacy, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver was endorsed Friday by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan cited Shriver's time on the Santa Monica...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, April 27 Veterans event VFW Post 160 in Glen Burnie will host a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with music by Jerry and the Heartaches. Monday, April 28 Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at...
  • Am I getting my fair share of paid time off?

    DEAR JOYCE: I have been employed by my company for five years. When recently meeting with friends, I was upset to learn that two of them, who have held their jobs for only a couple of years, are getting more vacation time than I am! Unfair! -- T.O.J. The...
  • SeaWorld looking to hire 300 workers for summer season

    SeaWorld looking to hire 300 workers for summer season
    SeaWorld Orlando is looking to hire about 300 seasonal workers for the summer season and it holding a jobs hiring event on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The jobs are  often filled by students, but there’s a minimum age of 18. Positions include...
  • Agriculture, retail among sectors that weighed on economy in 4Q

    Agriculture, retail among sectors that weighed on economy in 4Q
    Fifteen of 22 U.S. industries contributed to the nation's economic growth in the fourth quarter, with retail, finance and agriculture among the sectors being a drag on the gross domestic product as the year ended, according to an inaugural Commerce...
  • How much do we owe our bosses before we move on?

    A reader from the Midwest is looking to move on from the first job she took after completing her education. She describes the managers at her current job as wonderful for hiring her fresh out of school and training her. But since the beginning of the...