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Labor Day

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Top Labor Day Articles

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  • Eastern Soccer Captain, Now Cancer-Free, Makes Emotional Return

    Eastern Soccer Captain, Now Cancer-Free, Makes Emotional Return
    WILLIMANTIC — Jon DeCasanova knew something was wrong in June 2012 when he looked in the mirror and saw his eyes had turned yellow. The signs of jaundice would mark the first steps into a living hell of radiation, chemotherapy, badly swollen limbs...
  • More states enforce food stamp work requirements

    WASHINGTON In the coming months, food stamp work requirements suspended during the Great Recession will be reinstated in at least 17 states, jeopardizing benefits for hundreds of thousands of Americans. In those states, work requirements will be back...
  • Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low

    Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low
    Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 280,000 people filed for...
  • Apple tries to assuage privacy fears, puts focus on security

    Apple tries to assuage privacy fears, puts focus on security
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc is making strong efforts to assuage users' fears after taking the heat in the celebrity photo leak scandal that emerged over the Labor Day weekend. Apple CEO Tim Cook provided details of how the company handles users' personal...
  • Gas Prices Continue to Slide as Expected

     
    Gas prices continue to decline across the country, following the usual post-Labor Day pattern, and travel-services organization AAA predicted they could fall by as much as 20 cents a gallon more by Halloween. "The average price at the pump typically......
  • Summer Lovin'

    If you keep up with the news at all, this has not been the summer of love. Not anywhere around the world. And as Labor Day closed the season but not the heat in Ferguson, Ukraine, West Africa, Israel, Gaza, and Syria to name a few this season -- I was...
  • Broadway Box Office: Business Surges with 'Curious Incident' Off to Good Start

    Broadway bounced back from its annual post-Labor Day downturn last week, gaining steam in a frame that added three new shows -- including the transfer of London hit "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" -- and saw the return of one more....
  • 5 years in 'huffing' crash that killed girl, 5

    5 years in 'huffing' crash that killed girl, 5
    Capping two years of public conversation about a criminal case colored by race and class, a Lake County judge on Wednesday sentenced a woman to five years in prison for abusing inhalants behind the wheel of a luxury car before running over and killing a...
  • Woman meets man on Craigslist, steals his stuff, according to report

    Woman meets man on Craigslist, steals his stuff, according to report
    A weekend rendezvous facilitated through Craigslist ended with a man without his car, his phone and his cash, according to police. Police said a Palm Springs man, 40, invited a woman he met on Craigslist over to his house on Aug. 27. The two spent the...
  • Atlantic City's Trump Plaza casino closes this week

    Atlantic City's Trump Plaza casino closes this week
    Vidilia Ormolea stayed true to her favorite casino here to the bitter end, squeezing in a final visit to Trump Plaza on Sunday — despite peeling wallpaper in the hotel rooms and other signs of a years-long decline. The friendly staff kept her...
  • New pop music releases got get excited about

    Does anyone actually buy music anymore? Unclear. But the album release schedule still gets busy after Labor Day. Besides those blurbed below, look for releases by Chris Brown (X, Sept. 16) Lucinda Williams (the double album Down Where the Spirit Meets...