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  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 297,000 as firms reduced planned layoffs

    Weekly jobless claims fall to 297,000 as firms reduced planned layoffs
    Initial jobless claims fell back below 300,000 last week as companies sharply reduced planned layoffs in November in a positive sign for the labor market ahead of the monthly jobs report. About 297,000 applied for first-time unemployment benefits,...
  • Pension reform already 'a thing'

    Pension reform already 'a thing'
    Pension reform does not have to be a zero-sum game: cut critical services or fund pensions. In fact, local governments and their employees already have resolved many funding concerns and cut back on expenses to save taxpayers money and future risk,...
  • More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois

     More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois
    More than 200 employees of Banco Popular in Rosemont will lose their jobs at the end of the year as the bank closes its back-office operations after selling its branches to First Midwest Bancorp earlier this year. Banco Popular disclosed the layoffs of...
  • State universities should be drivers of tomorrow's 'Innovation Economy'

    State universities should be drivers of tomorrow's 'Innovation Economy'
    After witnessing the effects of oral cancer on his parents, Matthew Kim knew he wanted to do something to spare others from the pain and disfigurement associated with this potentially life-threatening disease. His mother endured multiple surgeries and...
  • RBS Layoffs Last Chapter In Toxic Asset History

    The final layoffs of workers in mortgage-backed securities at RBS are small — just 30 people in Stamford, according to a filing with the state. But for RBS, this is the final chapter for a class of asset that imploded in 2007, leading to the...
  • Prim sworn in as McHenry County sheriff, warns of possible job cuts

    Prim sworn in as McHenry County sheriff, warns of possible job cuts
    Bill Prim was sworn in Monday as the new McHenry County sheriff and was immediately faced with difficult fiscal challenges that he warned could mean job reductions. Prim announced plans to "streamline" operations and introduced a team of three new...
  • Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another

    Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another
    The budget deficit and the detention centers are about the only things growing in this economically depressed high-desert city. Amid the tumbleweeds on the edge of town, construction crews are adding 650 beds at a privately run detention facility for...
  • Deere says equipment sales to fall further as farm incomes drop

    Deere says equipment sales to fall further as farm incomes drop
    Deere & Co said it expected equipment sales to fall further as lower grain prices discourage farmers from buying tractors, harvesters and other machinery. Shares of the world's largest farm equipment maker fell as much as 4 percent in premarket trading....
  • States focus on long-term unemployed

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. Maybe it was Tony Stanley's furrowed brow that was keeping him from getting a job. Or maybe it was his work history in many fields instead of just one. Or maybe it was that he was aiming too high, or maybe too low. The 50-year-old...
  • Layoffs ordered at state Senate to avoid deficit

    After years of turning down cost-of-living increases for its budget, the state Senate on Friday notified its workforce that 39 employees will be laid off at the end of the year to avoid a multi-million-dollar deficit, a cut of about 4% of the total...
  • California adds 41,500 jobs in October; unemployment rate holds at 7.3%

    California adds 41,500 jobs in October; unemployment rate holds at 7.3%
    California employers returned to hiring in October, adding 41,500 nonfarm payroll jobs after making unexpected cuts the previous month, according to official state numbers. California added more jobs than any other state, including Texas, which added...