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  • Spending bill would fight Ebola, cut IRS budget, freeze Biden's pay

    WASHINGTON A $1.1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government open includes dozens of changes, from money to fight Ebola and the Islamic State, to a potential cut in the first lady's lunch program, to a freeze of Joe Biden's pay. The House of...
  • Don't think about it, just vote

    The least surprising result here in Arkansas election night was the overwhelming approval of an initiated act to raise the state's minimum wage. It passed by a landslide vote -- something like 65 percent. Three other states raised their minimum wage in...
  • Are America's 'missing workers' really missing?

    Are America's 'missing workers' really missing?
    As job growth picks up and the unemployment rate declines, naysayers about the strength of the U.S. economy have aimed their fire ever more intensely at what is supposedly the one black hole in national statistics: the labor force participation rate....
  • California unemployment to drop closer to U.S. rate

    California's unemployment rate will nearly equal that of the nation within two years, according to a new forecast. The state's jobless rate currently sits at 7.3% — the nation's fifth highest, and well above the overall U.S. rate of 5.8%. But...
  • Hampton Roads employment rises in October

    Hampton Roads employment rises in October
    More people found employment in Hampton Roads, as regional job growth showed signs of strengthening in October. Hampton Roads, which includes all of the Peninsula cities and counties, logged a 5.3 percent unemployment rate, according to a Virginia...
  • Fed seen raising U.S. rates in second-quarter despite lower energy prices: Reuters poll

    The Federal Reserve is likely to raise U.S. interest rates in the second quarter of next year, even as falling energy prices dampen domestic inflation pressures, a Reuters survey found. In the wake of robust job gains in November and bullish growth signs...
  • Robert B. Reich: Wall Street's Democrats

    In Washington's coming budget battles, sacred cows like the tax deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable donations are likely to be on the table along with potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare. But no one on Capitol Hill believes...
  • Connecticut Job Market Still Growing, Up 3,600 In October

    Connecticut Job Market Still Growing, Up 3,600 In October
    Connecticut employers added 3,600 jobs in October, and initial estimates are that the state's jobs base is up 23,000 from a year ago, a very strong year by Connecticut standards. The state has only broken the 20,000 mark twice in the past 15 years, in...
  • Corinthian Colleges to sell 56 campuses across U.S.

    Corinthian Colleges to sell 56 campuses across U.S.
    After months of uncertainty about the fate of its schools, Orange County-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. announced plans to sell 56 campuses across the United States to a nonprofit entity that services student loans on behalf of the federal government....
  • Rachel Marsden: Will Obama finish as a statesman or a politician?

    PARIS -- U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as a politician, and he's on pace to finish his presidency as one, rather than as the statesman many presumed he would become. As it currently stands, his accomplishments aren't likely to remain...
  • U.S. economy adds a robust 321,000 jobs in November

    Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, U.S. employers ramped up hiring last month and reported a significant rise in wages — welcome news for American workers feeling left behind by the nation's slow...