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  • As Black Friday nears, consumer sentiment drops further

    WASHINGTON -- For retailers, this is not comforting news on the eve of Black Friday: Consumer sentiment continued to sag this month, failing to rebound from the plunge in October caused by the federal government shutdown and budget impasse in Washington....
  • No Thanksgiving holiday for low-wage workers [Commentary]

    No Thanksgiving holiday for low-wage workers [Commentary]
    As most Americans doze off in front of the TV after a few too many helpings of turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, some 20 million others will be heading out to work. Called on by their employers to work on the holiday, most feel they cannot say...
  • Supreme Court to hear Obamacare challenge over birth control drugs

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear another legal challenge to President Obama’s healthcare law, this time to decide whether a corporation can refuse to pay to cover birth control drugs that violate the religious beliefs of the...
  • Morici's economic silly-talk [Letter]

    Morici's economic silly-talk [Letter]
    Peter Morici may be an effective "pitch man" for office equipment company Kyocera in their TV commercials, but as a world-respected economist? Not so much. Mr. Morici is the type of economist who has accurately predicted nine of the last two recessions....
  • Labor Department says Maryland lost 8,900 jobs in September, October

    Labor Department says Maryland lost 8,900 jobs in September, October
    Maryland employers cut 8,900 jobs in September and October, almost entirely before the partial federal shutdown, according to data released Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor, which released both months at once as a result of shutdown delays, said the...
  • Must same-industry experience always trump talent?

    DEAR JOYCE: I have a good education plus serious work experience, but I was refused an interview for a job I know I could ace. The recruiter said I lacked same-industry experience. Why is this big deal? -- S.J. Same-industry experience has been a...
  • Visual Effects Artists to Protest Obama's DreamWorks Animation Visit

    As President Obama visits DreamWorks Animation's Glendale campus on Tuesday, visual effects artists, frustrated by the outsourcing of jobs to foreign countries that offer generous subsidies, are planning a rally outside the DreamWorks Animation campus...
  • Biden keeps a high profile – except on healthcare

    PANAMA CANAL ZONE — During a recent tour of the historic locks here, Vice President Joe Biden helped an operator flip the switches to open the gates and then stepped out onto a balcony to watch a gargantuan vessel pass through. A hundred yards...
  • Local, state jobless rates basically hold steady

    Unemployment figures for October were basically unchanged at the local and state levels, according to the latest report. The jobless rate in Burbank remained at 7.6%, while it edged up 0.1% in Glendale to 8.2%, according to statistics released Friday by...
  • California added 39,800 jobs, state unemployment rate falls to 8.7%

    California added 39,800 jobs, state unemployment rate falls to 8.7%
    California employers added 39,800 payroll jobs in October as the unemployment rate dropped to 8.7% since the last jobs report was released, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Job gains were seen across the Golden State last month, with six...
  • Fed keeps stimulus intact as it awaits further gains in recovery

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve kept intact its large-scale campaign to stimulate the economy, saying it was awaiting more evidence of sustainable progress in the recovery. Although the Fed's decision Wednesday to hold the line on its monthly...