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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Connecticut Job Market Still Growing, Up 3,600 In October

    Connecticut Job Market Still Growing, Up 3,600 In October
    Connecticut employers added 3,600 jobs in October, and initial estimates are that the state's jobs base is up 23,000 from a year ago, a very strong year by Connecticut standards. The state has only broken the 20,000 mark twice in the past 15 years, in...
  • Corinthian Colleges to sell 56 campuses across U.S.

    Corinthian Colleges to sell 56 campuses across U.S.
    After months of uncertainty about the fate of its schools, Orange County-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. announced plans to sell 56 campuses across the United States to a nonprofit entity that services student loans on behalf of the federal government....
  • Rachel Marsden: Will Obama finish as a statesman or a politician?

    PARIS -- U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as a politician, and he's on pace to finish his presidency as one, rather than as the statesman many presumed he would become. As it currently stands, his accomplishments aren't likely to remain...
  • Allergan sale to Actavis thwarts takeover attempt by Valeant

    Botox maker Allergan Inc., an Irvine company that started as a purveyor of eye drops and grew into one of the most respected pharmaceutical companies in the country, agreed to be acquired by Irish firm Actavis for $66 billion. The deal thwarts a...
  • About two-thirds of Americans are limiting spending, survey finds

    Americans are feeling better about their finances than at any time since the Great Recession of 2007-09, but that doesn't mean they are ready to go on a spending spree. Despite a sharp decline in layoffs since the recession and progress paying down their...
  • After Hogan victory, local governments look to cut taxes and fees

    After Hogan victory, local governments look to cut taxes and fees
    In Anne Arundel County, the property tax is on the chopping block. In Howard and Harford counties, the stormwater management fee — derided as the "rain tax" — is being targeted. Even in cash-strapped Baltimore — where a Republican...
  • Unemployment drops below 6%

    Unemployment drops below 6%
    The Obama administration yelped for joy with news that the unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent in September, the first time it was below 6 percent since 2008 ... UGI is happy too after J.D. Power ranked the utility tops in customer satisfaction...
  • Local unemployment falls for fifth straight month

    Local unemployment falls for fifth straight month
    Unemployment rates fell in every Illinois metro area for the fifth consecutive month in August, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Illinois employers...
  • August unemployment in Lake drops a notch to 6.8 percent

    August unemployment in Lake drops a notch to 6.8 percent
    Lake's joblessness rate dropped ever so slightly as summer wound down. August's unemployment rate was 6.8 percent, just below July's rate of 6.9 percent but still higher than the rate in June, 6.4 percent, according to the state Department of Economic...
  • The Great Recession: The financial crisis that keeps on giving

    The Great Recession has lasted a lot longer for some than for others. A new survey from Rutgers University’s John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development found that “one in five workers - or nearly 30 million people - say they were laid...
  • Goodell should listen to black women on domestic violence

    If you think the NFL's domestic-violence problem has been talked to death, there's one interested party that begs to differ. The leaders of several national black women's organizations have written a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking for a...