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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Baltimore required to improve hiring policies and practices to comply with disabilities act

    Baltimore required to improve hiring policies and practices to comply with disabilities act
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration settled a discrimination complaint brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, agreeing to ensure that hiring follows rules that forbid asking most job candidates to take medical exams. The Justice...
  • Hewlett-Packard's quarterly sales top expectations, but profit declines

    PALO ALTO, California Buoyed by a big increase in its personal computer business, tech giant Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported third-quarter sales that exceeded what Wall Street had forecast but its profit slumped from the same period last year....
  • Fed minutes signal growing pressure to raise interest rates sooner

    Federal Reserve officials at their last policy meeting debated an earlier-than-expected move in raising interest rates, suggesting the central bank may be shifting to a more aggressive stance in light of the recent pick-up in job growth and inflation....
  • Worker satisfaction with job security at a new high

      With the unemployment rate and layoffs down sharply in the last year, most U.S. workers are no longer worried about getting a dreaded pink slip. A new Gallup poll Wednesday shows 58% of workers, full- or part-time, are “completely satisfied&...
  • Factbox: Fed staff forecasts from FOMC minutes

    Aug 20 (Reuters) - - JULY 29-30 FOMC: Minutes released on Aug. 20: "The data received since the staff prepared its forecast for the June FOMC meeting suggested that real GDP growth was even weaker in the first half of the year than had been anticipated....
  • The truth behind Illinois' jobless rate

    The truth behind Illinois' jobless rate
    The unemployment rate in Illinois has dropped, and Gov. Pat Quinn is buoyant. "Our unemployment rate is as low as it's been in the last six years," he said after the latest numbers came out last week. "We're on the right track." Not so fast, countered...
  • Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. "I'd be open to anything - learning a new trade or...
  • Investors await Yellen's words from Wyoming, where Fed meets this week

    This week, the Federal Reserve will go into one of the most carefully scrutinized events of the year when it debates whether employment has healed enough to let interest rates start to rise. On Friday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak at...
  • Will PPL spinoff Talen Energy bolt Allentown?

    Allentown is engaged in a high-stakes effort to keep PPL Corp.'s soon-to-be-created power generation and marketing spinoff company Talen Energy in its Neighborhood Improvement Zone. In a July filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which...
  • Jim O'Neill: Calm in financial markets rests on faith in the Fed

    Talk about a summer lull. I worked in finance for the best part of 30 years, and I can't remember a period quite like this. Such a peculiar calm presents certain challenges. I'm almost glad not to be more actively involved. To begin with, coping with the...
  • The American consumer is back, with an asterisk

    BOSTON Written off in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. consumer is back. Not quite with a vengeance, but definitely back. It's noticeable to Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized in Boston, where handmade women's hats a discretionary...