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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Stocks creep higher after jobless claims drop

    NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market headed up in early Thursday trading as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates. KEEPING...
  • From bad to worse for French President Francois Hollande

    From bad to worse for French President Francois Hollande
    Supporters of French President Francois Hollande have awoken each morning for the last four weeks thinking things surely could get no worse. Already, unemployment figures remained stubbornly high. Economic growth was close to zero. The president's...
  • European banking job numbers drop a further 21,000 in first half

    LONDON (Reuters) - The banking sector's long and painful restructuring accounted for a further 1.2 percent fall in staff numbers at Europe's biggest lenders in the first half of the year, data compiled by Reuters shows, with little prospect of an upturn...
  • Related story: Gov. Jindal pushes oil and coal use, rejects climate change rules

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who hopes to use detailed position papers to build a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, released an energy plan Tuesday that calls for expanded oil and gas production and reversing the Obama administration's...
  • Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides

    Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides
    The poorest Americans, particularly those who are Latino, finally are showing signs of joining in the economic recovery as the nation's poverty rate dropped significantly last year for the first time since 2006. The improving labor market drove the...
  • Affordable, thriving cities across the country

    Affordable, thriving cities across the country
    The cheapest places to live aren't necessarily the best places to live. Cities with super-low living costs can suffer from high unemployment, poverty and a lack of services. So while cost of living is an important consideration in choosing where you...
  • Lori Borgman: Cuts in housekeeping open door to general disorder

    My friend who is a nurse now cleans her own office. In a cost cutting move, the powers that be reduced housekeeping services throughout the hospital. Now, in addition to scrambling to see to patients and process vast amounts of paperwork, my friend or one...
  • Maryland wins more than $2 million in Department of Labor grants

    Maryland wins more than $2 million in Department of Labor grants
    Maryland received a roughly $400,000 bonus Monday for its crackdown on businesses that misclassify workers, part of more than $2 million the state won in federal grants. It is the first time the U.S. Department of Labor has focused funding on efforts to...
  • States will get millions to fight labor violations

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday awarded $10.2 million to nearly two dozen states to beef up enforcement of a labor scheme that companies employ to evade their tax obligations. The announcement of the first-of-their-kind grants comes one...
  • California bouncing back after a slow start to 2014, report says

    California bouncing back after a slow start to 2014, report says
    The economic recovery in California struggled through the first half of the year but now is picking up speed, driven by improvements in the real estate and the job markets, according to a quarterly report from Beacon Economics and City National Bank....
  • Canada's housing party plays on as world warns of risk

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Jeff Lowry and his family left a sedate housing market in Tennessee last year and moved to Canada in the midst of a housing boom, where bidding wars and soaring prices were an unpleasant reminder of his American roots.     Trading...