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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Business forecasters boost 2-year outlook for US economy

    A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth. The March report from the National Association for Business Economics forecasts more hiring, a lower unemployment rate, a...
  • Signed contracts to buy US homes climb to 20-month high

    More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, evidence that the spring buying season could open strong after sluggish sales for much of the winter. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home...
  • Jos. A. Bank to lay off 122 from Hampstead headquarters

    Jos. A. Bank to lay off 122 from Hampstead headquarters
    Nearly a year after being acquired by rival Men's Wearhouse in a contentious takeover struggle, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers will lay off 122 employees at the company's corporate headquarters in Hampstead, a company spokesman said Monday. The layoffs represent...
  • European Central Bank stimulus plan meets 1st month goal

    The European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus program is off to a running start. The central bank said Tuesday it has met its monthly goal of purchasing 60 billion euros in government and private-sector bonds, the first stage...
  • District 203 staff cuts could become a trend

    District 203 staff cuts could become a trend
    Declining enrollment is causing Naperville School District 203 to cut about 16 teaching positions across the district next year, but add the equivalent of 2.6 full-time special education teachers. Bob Ross, assistant superintendent for secondary...
  • Job openings surge, yet employers slow to hire

    U.S. job openings surged in February to a 14-year high, yet employers filled fewer of those jobs than in the previous month. On a brighter note, the Labor Department also says that layoffs fell sharply. Taken together, the figures suggest that signs of a...
  • Illinois employers plan for more than 2,800 layoffs

    Illinois employers plan for more than 2,800 layoffs
    More than 300 Tiger Direct employees in Illinois will lose their jobs as the electronics company closes most of its retail stores to focus on its business-to-business operations. Tiger Direct on May 9 will close its four Illinois retail stores, in...
  • Viacom restructuring includes $785-million write-down

    Viacom restructuring includes $785-million write-down
    Viacom Inc. has completed its companywide restructuring, which included hundreds of job cuts and a pre-tax accounting charge of $785 million. The media company has been roughed up during the last year. Its premier television networks, including MTV...
  • Viacom announces layoffs, $785M in expenses

    Viacom announces layoffs, $785M in expenses
    Media giant Viacom Inc. on Monday announced a round of layoffs and restructuring that will result in it booking $785 million in special expenses in its recently ended quarter. A Viacom spokesman declined to say how many people would be laid off. The New...
  • New Casinos Will Cost Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods $703 Million

    New Casinos Will Cost Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods $703 Million
    Connecticut's two casinos stand to lose $703 million a year, and annual state slot revenues could drop by $100 million, once four new casinos are up and running in New York and Massachusetts in 2019, a new report says. The out-of-state competition...
  • Why job growth and cheap gas aren't doing what they should

    Why job growth and cheap gas aren't doing what they should
    Steady hiring is supposed to fire up economic growth. Cheap gasoline is supposed to power consumer spending. Falling unemployment is supposed to boost wages. Low mortgage rates are supposed to spur home buying. America's economic might is supposed...