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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Target lays off 100 administrative assistants

    MINNEAPOLIS The layoffs at Target Corp.'s Minneapolis headquarters continued Thursday with about 100 administrative assistants losing their jobs. In addition, the company said it would not fill 40 open similar positions. On March 10, the retailer laid...
  • Business events scheduled for Thursday

    Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday: WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the first-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m. WASHINGTON —...
  • Eurozone period of falling prices ends in April

    Well that didn't last long. The drop in consumer prices in the eurozone has come to an end after four months, easing concerns about a long-term decline that can choke the economy. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said Thursday that...
  • U.S. wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up

    U.S. wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up
    Paychecks for U.S. workers are rising at a faster pace as strong hiring in the past year has lowered the unemployment rate and increased competition for workers. The employment cost index, which tracks wages, salaries and benefits, rose 2.6 percent in...
  • Best San Francisco since 2000 pulls Oakland into new twin cities

    SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is presiding over the city's strongest economy since 2000 as his counterpart across the bay, Oakland's Libby Schaaf, sees advantage rather than competition in her neighbor's expanding wealth. The two leaders are...
  • Bosnian authorities identify police station attack suspects

    Bosnian authorities on Thursday identified two suspects arrested in connection with a fatal attack on a police station, including one already under investigation for allegedly helping to recruit fighters for the Islamic State group. Monday's attack in...
  • State's cloudy financial picture could prompt furlough days

    With the state's financial picture in flux, Evanston officials are taking some cost-cutting precautionary moves, including the possibility of reinstituting furlough days for employees later this year. City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz and Martin Lyons,...
  • Hampton Roads to trail behind national economic growth this year, economists say

    Hampton Roads to trail behind national economic growth this year, economists say
    This year won't bring tremendous growth for the Hampton Roads economy, local economic forecasters say. "Defense is having a significant impact on the economy and the private sector has simply not filled in," said Vinod Agarwal, an Old Dominion...
  • German unemployment drops to 6.5 percent in April

    Germany's unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent in April as the labor market in Europe's largest economy remained strong. The Federal Labor Agency said Thursday the unadjusted rate was down from 6.8 percent in March. Some 2.8 million Germans were...
  • Jepsen: Union Layoff Case Was Hurt By Rowland's 'Animus'

    Jepsen: Union Layoff Case Was Hurt By Rowland's 'Animus'
    HARTFORD — A law firm representing ex-Gov. John G. Rowland agreed to a legal stipulation which acknowledged that the "driving force" behind Rowland's layoff of 2,500 state workers in 2003 was his "animus" toward unionized employees, state Attorney...
  • In visit, Walker discounts idea Wisconsin lagging Minnesota

    Likely GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker hopped across the border Thursday to mingle with Minnesota Republicans and while there discounted suggestions that Wisconsin's economy has performed worse in his time as governor than its Democratic-led...