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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Economic incentives bill to again test NC urban-rural divide

    Division between urban and rural interests isn't new to the General Assembly. But the fissure is getting a new look from Republicans now in charge of state government as North Carolina's economic recovery continues. The Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham areas...
  • Lower gas prices bring relief in Mississippi

    Lower gas prices bring relief in Mississippi
    Magnolia Wilson used to spend at least $150 a month filling up her 2002 Mercury Sable — about 12% of her monthly take-home pay of $1,240. But the drop in oil prices over the last few months has put real money in her pocket. In many places in...
  • U.S. fourth-quarter economic growth is revised down to 2.2%

    U.S. fourth-quarter economic growth is revised down to 2.2%
    The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy as measured by the gross...
  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern MO WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m. Eastern; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases...
  • SunTrust buys DreamWorks Animation property

    SunTrust buys DreamWorks Animation property
    An investment arm of SunTrust Banks Inc. has acquired DreamWorks Animation's plush, Tuscany-style campus in Glendale. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, DreamWorks Animation disclosed that SunTrust Equity Funding had signed an agreement earlier this...
  • Applications for US jobless aid rise to 313,000

    More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the most in six weeks....
  • Illinois plan would aid Exelon nuclear plants

    Power-producing giant Exelon Corp. rounded out a phalanx of Illinois lawmakers and business leaders who said Thursday that three nuclear power plants could close unless consumers chip in to reward them for producing environmentally-friendly electricity....
  • Entrepreneur shines with a special sparkle

    It hurt, like a punch in the gut, and it was only a question. But it came up at every Individual Education Plan meeting that Naperville mom Karen Neville attended for her daughter Kelly, who has Down Syndrome. "Where do you see this child when she grows...
  • Chico's ramps up rework of its brand as it closes stores

    Chico's will close dozens of stores this year, accelerate the shuttering of others and cut the work force at its Florida headquarters as it attempts to remake its retail brand. The women's clothing store narrowed its losses in the fourth quarter and beat...
  • Young Spaniards moving to Germany get trapped in dismal jobs

    Edur Ansa couldn't find work for a year after he got his nursing degree from Barcelona University. Like many other Spaniards, he started looking for work in Germany and ended up with a job at a private hospital. That's when he found himself trapped....
  • Sharp rise in unemployment claims no cause for concern, economists say

    Sharp rise in unemployment claims no cause for concern, economists say
    Initial applications by Americans for unemployment benefits surged last week to their highest level since early January, although economists said the sharp jump wasn’t cause for concern. Signs point to an improving job market and the increase...