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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • China's manufacturing weak in June, more jobs cut

    China's manufacturing was weak in June and employers cut more jobs, two surveys showed Wednesday, in a new sign the world's second-largest economy is struggling to emerge from a slump. HSBC Corp. said its purchasing managers' index stood at 49.4, largely...
  • Just how green are state governments?

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama this spring ordered federal agencies to cut their greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade to 40 percent below 2008 levels the concept was hardly novel to state governments. For years, governors and legislatures...
  • IMF: Greece misses $1.8 billion loan payment

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): ___ 1:21 a.m. The International Monetary Fund says Greece missed a $1.8 billion debt payment Tuesday, becoming the first developed country to default on a loan to the lending agency....
  • Kraft shareholders to vote on Heinz deal Wednesday

    Kraft shareholders to vote on Heinz deal Wednesday
    The fate of more than 400 workers at the Kraft Foods Group plant in Upper Macungie remains uncertain, a little more than three months after H.J. Heinz Co. announced its plan to buy the Northfield, Ill.-based macaroni-cheese maker. That hazy outlook...
  • Lehigh Valley's jobless rate stays flat

    Lehigh Valley's jobless rate stays flat
    Mathematically speaking, the area's 5.7 percent unemployment rate for May, which equaled April's rate, might seem as sticky as the recent humid weather. But a state labor analyst said Tuesday the numbers behind the percentage are not stagnant. They...
  • Stamford Man Charged With Unemployment Fraud

    A Stamford man was charged Tuesday with collecting more than $16,000 in unemployment benefits while he was working, state officials said. Terrell L. Lewis, 39, of Wilson Street, was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and...
  • May unemployment rate in 4 New England states lower than US

    The U.S. Department of Labor says the unemployment rate in New England last month was essentially unchanged at 4.9 percent. The agency said Tuesday that jobless rates in four of the six states in May were significantly different from the national rate of...
  • Kraft CFO and many others out with Heinz deal

    Kraft CFO and many others out with Heinz deal
    Many of Kraft's top leaders, including Chief Financial Officer James Kehoe, will leave the food maker soon after it combines with H.J. Heinz, the companies said Monday. Heinz announced its plan to buy Northfield-based Kraft in March. Kraft shareholders...
  • Gap to close Promenade Shops store

    Gap to close Promenade Shops store
    The Gap and GapKids stores in the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley will close their doors next month as part of a nationwide cost-cutting initiative at the struggling retailer. Both of the Lehigh Valley stores posted announcements on their Facebook...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings from eurozone Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a July 5...
  • Incomes rise for bottom 99 pct.; US inequality still worsens

    Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us. Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist...