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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Sun Valley: Cable Consolidation, Murdoch and Digital Disruption Among Big Themes

    Media and technology moguls are jetting to Sun Valley, Idaho this week for mountainside pressing of the flesh and potentially some deal-making. The exclusive confab, sponsored by investment bank Allen & Co., gets started Tuesday behind closed doors,...
  • A cost-cutting San Diego Opera ready to regroup

    San Diego Opera has reached a new level of stability, leaders say, after a series of cost-cutting and the announcement of new initiatives to broaden its presence in the community. The company — which in May rescinded a controversial decision to...
  • 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...
  • Calder to lay off up to 246 after reductions, closings

    Calder to lay off up to 246 after reductions, closings
    Calder Casino and Race Course has slashed its horse racing dates and eliminated its poker room, and with that comes a reduction in employees. The Miami Gardens pari-mutuel revealed this week that 246 employees are being laid off, filing a Worker...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Are Republicans cold-hearted toward the poor?

    The image of the heartless, Scrooge-like Republican is a staple of the liberal imagination, but does it have any bearing in reality? Recent poll results from the Pew Research Center raise the question anew: They show that 86 percent of self-described...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low

    Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low
    Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market. About 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday, down 11,000 from the previous week, the...
  • Water district property tax rate dropping again

    Water district property tax rate dropping again
    The property tax rate will drop again for the South Florida agency responsible for flood control and Everglades restoration. The South Florida Water Management District board on Thursday agreed to cut its tax rate for the third year in a row, despite...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore millennials creatively forge their own career path

    Baltimore millennials creatively forge their own career path
    Last winter, Rachel Millman began searching for a home in Baltimore. She combed through listings online, but the work of narrowing down her search based on static images became tedious. What if, instead, she could take a video tour through each house, and...
  • 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,...