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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • What we heard, and didn't, from Yellen's remarks to Congress

    Over two days of testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was grilled on everything from the direction of interest rates to the health of the economy to "Audit the Fed" legislation supported by Republicans. On some topics, Yellen shed...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • DreamWorks Animation to sell, then lease back, Glendale campus

    DreamWorks Animation to sell, then lease back, Glendale campus
    DreamWorks Animation is selling its plush, Tuscany-style campus, long a source of pride among the studio's Glendale employees and a symbol of its once vaunted position as an industry powerhouse, the Los Angeles Times reports.  Studio executives told...
  • Business events scheduled for Thursday

    Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday: All times are Eastern WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for January, 8:30 a.m....
  • Supporters of mental health, drug treatment providers rally for funds

    Supporters of mental health, drug treatment providers rally for funds
    Shouting the slogan "keep the doors open," several hundred supporters of Maryland's mental health and drug treatment programs rallied outside the State House in Annapolis Wednesday to protest proposed cuts in the budget for compensating care providers....
  • Whites have a role in the plight of black families

    Whites have a role in the plight of black families
    The breakdown of the black family is a sensitive topic, though it's not new and it's not in dispute. President Barack Obama, who grew up with an absent father, often urges black men to be responsible parents. Nor is there any doubt that African-American...
  • Yellen navigates tricky path on interest rates

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen navigated the tricky job of managing expectations on Tuesday in her first public comments on interest rate policy in more than two months. She wanted the world to know the Fed isn't ready yet to raise rates from...
  • DreamWorks Animation posts big loss in fourth quarter

    DreamWorks Animation posted a loss of $263.2 million in the fourth quarter, as the company was buffeted by restructuring costs and impairment charges from its recent film releases. The Glendale studio said it lost $3.08 cents per share in the quarter...
  • Yellen says Fed still 'patient' on raising rates

    Yellen says Fed still 'patient' on raising rates
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve remains patient in deciding when to start raising interest rates because too many Americans remain unemployed, wage growth remains sluggish and inflation is running below the Fed's...