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  • Fed's Lacker says U.S. jobless rate accurate gauge of labor slack

    LYNCHBURG Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. jobless rate is likely giving an accurate read on the amount of slack in the labor market, with an unusually high level of long-term unemployment reflecting those who lack skills needed to find work, a top Federal...
  • Fed's Bullard says getting harder to justify low U.S. rates

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - As conditions in U.S. credit markets return to normal, a policy of near-zero interest rates will be increasingly difficult to defend in light of the burden it puts on savers, a top Fed official said on Thursday. "The policy of the...
  • Millennials pass on marriage and mortgages

    Millennials pass on marriage and mortgages
    They’re living at home in growing numbers. They're not buying homes, which creates ripple effects throughout the housing market. They’re having more babies out of wedlock than in it. Why can’t millennials get it together? The first and...
  • Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007

    Initial unemployment claims over past month at lowest level since 2007
    Despite a modest increase last week in initial claims for unemployment benefits, the average during the past month was the lowest since 2007 in a positive sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. First-time jobless claims rose to 312,000 in the week ended...
  • O.C. Register owner to cut staff, merge Long Beach and L.A. newspapers

    O.C. Register owner to cut staff, merge Long Beach and L.A. newspapers
    Seven weeks after launching a new Los Angeles newspaper amid great fanfare, the Orange County Register's parent company, Freedom Communications Inc., is showing signs of financial distress. The Santa Ana company said Tuesday that it is merging the...
  • Fact checking the debate [Editorial]

    For today's edition of the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial debate fact-check, we'll focus on a recurring point of contention between Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, and on the one aspect of Del. Heather Mizeur's...
  • Study finds many barriers to work for Baltimore-area residents

    Study finds many barriers to work for Baltimore-area residents
    A significant number of Baltimore-area residents are struggling with so many challenges — from a lack of education to the lack of a car — that they're hard-pressed to land a job and even harder-pressed to find one that can lift them out of...
  • Illinois unemployment rate lowest since 2008

    Illinois unemployment rate lowest since 2008
    Illinois unemployment fell for the third straight month in May, bringing unemployment down to its lowest level since November 2008, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment...
  • Layoffs to Hit Disney's Maker Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

    Layoffs are coming to Maker Studios, the multichannel network recently acquired by Walt Disney Co. Approximately 10% of the 380 employees are expected to be pink-slipped as early as this week, according to sources inside the Los Angeles-based firm. A...
  • Recovery steady, despite unemployment rise in May

    Palm Beach County's unemployment bumped up to 5.9 percent in May from 5.6 percent in April, the state said Friday. But the economic recovery remains on track, economists say. Unemployment remains significantly lower than a year ago, when it was 7.3...
  • Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared

    Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared
    The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year. Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...