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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Energy driller Halliburton says it will cut 5,000 to 6,200 jobs due to plunge in oil prices

    Oil and gas drilling services company Halliburton said Tuesday that it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices. The Houston company said it will lay off 6.5 to 8 percent of its staff, which represents 5,005 to 6,160 employees...
  • Why the jobless figure misses so many Americans

    The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Tuesday, Feb. 10: Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, the nation's most respected polling firm, made a rather remarkable appearance last week on CNBC. It came the day after Gallup's...
  • Closing Corporate Tax 'Loopholes' Aims To Raise $229 Million Next Year

    Closing Corporate Tax 'Loopholes' Aims To Raise $229 Million Next Year
    For the largest companies in Connecticut — those with more than $100 million in sales — the governor's proposed budget is bad news. A temporary corporate tax surcharge — first levied in 2003, discontinued in 2005, 2007 and 2008 —...
  • Fed officials in no hurry to raise rates

    Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows — and how best to convey their intentions to investors. Minutes of the Fed's Jan. 27-28 meeting released...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: The mixed records of GOP governors who would be president

    When former Gov. Rick Perry hits the presidential campaign trail, he stresses the low unemployment, impressive job creation and balanced budgets during 14 years as Texas' governor. He downplays the state's inadequate record in health insurance coverage,...
  • Initial jobless claims drop back below 300,000

    Initial jobless claims drop back below 300,000
    Initial jobless claims declined more than expected last week, falling back below the 300,000 level that indicates a healthy labor market. About 283,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down from 304,000 the previous week, the Labor...
  • Consolidation, currencies cost jobs at Acco

     Consolidation, currencies cost jobs at Acco
    There are far fewer places to buy Acco Brands' products like Mead school supplies and the treasured red Swingline stapler Milton guarded in "Office Space." Ongoing consolidation in the office supplies market, along with currency issues abroad, are...
  • Ask Mr. Dad: Economic recovery? Not around here

    Dear Mr. Dad: I lost my job more than a year ago and have been unable to find another. My wife works part time, but doesn't bring in nearly enough to cover our expenses. We have no health insurance, burned through the little savings we had trying to...
  • City Council members shocked by schools deficit, plan hearings

    City Council members shocked by schools deficit, plan hearings
    City Council members expressed shock Wednesday that the Baltimore school system has run up a deficit of more than $60 million — even before $35 million in proposed state budget cuts. Members said they were largely kept in the dark about the...
  • City schools face $60 million deficit even without state cuts

    City schools face $60 million deficit even without state cuts
    Even before proposed state budget cuts, Baltimore City schools face a shortfall next year of more than $60 million — and officials are considering layoffs as one option for resolving the problem. Schools CEO Gregory Thornton was in Annapolis on...
  • US job openings increase to fresh 14-year high; job quits, hiring also climb

    The number of available jobs posted by U.S. employers rose in December to the highest level in 14 years, a sign recent strong job gains will likely continue. Employers also filled more jobs and more employees quit, two additional signs of an improving...