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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Massachusetts House approves of plan to close state's $768M budget gap

    The Democratic-controlled Massachusetts House on Wednesday approved the bulk of a plan offered by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to close a projected $768 million shortfall in the state budget. The deficit-reduction package was passed on a near...
  • Energy driller Halliburton says it will cut 5,000 to 6,200 jobs due to plunge in oil prices

    Oil and gas drilling services company Halliburton said Tuesday that it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices. The Houston company said it will lay off 6.5 to 8 percent of its staff, which represents 5,005 to 6,160 employees...
  • Why the jobless figure misses so many Americans

    The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Tuesday, Feb. 10: Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, the nation's most respected polling firm, made a rather remarkable appearance last week on CNBC. It came the day after Gallup's...
  • Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment

    Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment
    The latest greatest bargain at Wal-Mart isn't on anything it sells. It's the $1 billion price tag for the retail powerhouse's effort to improve the pay and training of its hourly workers. The edge of greater efficiency and improved customer service...
  • Crain's Chicago Business looking beyond its newspaper for growth

    Crain's Chicago Business is looking outside the pages of its newspaper for growth. The weekly publication, which has been keeping tabs on Chicago business since 1978, recently laid off five newsroom employees, including its sole Washington reporter,...
  • Elmhurst College to reduce faculty and staff in face of $3M budget gap

    Elmhurst College to reduce faculty and staff in face of $3M budget gap
    Elmhurst College is seeking to close a $3 million budget gap by laying off six faculty members and offering voluntary layoffs to some other staff and faculty. The reductions will take place by late spring. Incoming Interim President Larry Braskamp...
  • US job openings increase to fresh 14-year high; job quits, hiring also climb

    The number of available jobs posted by U.S. employers rose in December to the highest level in 14 years, a sign recent strong job gains will likely continue. Employers also filled more jobs and more employees quit, two additional signs of an improving...
  • In surprise, Greece accepts Europe's loan conditions, sending US stocks soaring

    BERLIN Greece, at least for the next four months, will remain a part of the eurozone, according to an agreement hashed out by the finance ministers of 19 nations Friday night in Brussels. Eurogroup Chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem called the deal "a very...
  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Feb. 22-28. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note....
  • City Council members shocked by schools deficit, plan hearings

    City Council members shocked by schools deficit, plan hearings
    City Council members expressed shock Wednesday that the Baltimore school system has run up a deficit of more than $60 million — even before $35 million in proposed state budget cuts. Members said they were largely kept in the dark about the...
  • Top Prosecutor: Imprisoned Man Receives Unemployment Pay, Gets Arrested

    Top Prosecutor: Imprisoned Man Receives Unemployment Pay, Gets Arrested
    ROCKY HILL — A New Haven man who authorities said collected unemployment benefits while in jail was arrested Thursday, said a spokesman from the Chief State's Attorney's office. Candido Rivera, also known as Candido Quiles, 45, was charged with...