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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Consumers are padding their checking accounts

    Consumers are padding their checking accounts
    With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years. The defensive stance, uncharacteristic of previous periods of low inflation and an improving...
  • More than 1,000 flock to Allentown arena job fair

    More than 1,000 flock to Allentown arena job fair
    As the hum of arena construction pierced the lunchtime atmosphere Thursday in downtown Allentown, the line of people hoping to work at the PPL Center stretched for more than two blocks. Ferdinand Fowler of 14th Street, Allentown, squinted as he looked...
  • Lower Manhattan economy taking off but many new jobs are low wage

    New York (Reuters) - Lower Manhattan's economy is set to take-off. New shopping centers, hotels and food courts are opening in the area that looked more like a war zone after the attacks on September 11, 2001.     The massive developments are bringing...
  • Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation

    Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation
    "The repeated failure of well-intentioned programs is not an accident. The failure is deeply rooted in the use of bad means to achieve good objectives." — The late University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman   Before we mull what hiking...
  • GOP: Make this election about Obama

    WASHINGTON Republicans plan to make the 2014 campaign for control of Congress a referendum on President Barack Obama, hoping discontent will help them win control of the Senate and hold their majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans need a...
  • Making college count

    A college degree was once the most promising path to gainful employment and a productive career. Bright-eyed teenagers flocked to four-year schools, where earning a diploma was akin to buying the winning ticket in life's lottery. That no longer holds...
  • Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June

    Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June
    Illinois unemployment fell for the fourth straight month in June, bringing unemployment down to 7.1 percent , according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The...
  • Yellen's Q&A testimony to Senate Banking Committee

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following are highlights from the question and answer session of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. YELLEN ON BUBBLES, DAMAGE TO ECONOMY OF RAISING RATES The slate of...
  • Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate

    Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate
    You just can't make everyone happy. Now that the jobs picture is starting to look more encouraging for households trying to make ends meet, you'd think analysts would be joyful about more people having more money in their pockets to spend. But that's...
  • Gov. Quinn beats up on Texas

    Gov. Quinn beats up on Texas
    As governor of Illinois, I take great pleasure in hearing that Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was here just last year, plans to visit again soon. That kind of repeat business is great for Illinois tourism, which is booming with more than 100 million...
  • Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data

    The forces that move mortgage rates must have taken the week off because despite two good reports on the economy, borrowing costs were little changed this week. The average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage was 4.12 percent this week,...