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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Stocks drop on European Central Bank's stimulus plans, energy slump

    The stock market posted slight losses Thursday after European Central Bank officials decided to delay any stimulus for the struggling continent until next year. Investors also braced for the release of Friday's closely watched U.S. jobs report. Stocks...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 297,000 as firms reduced planned layoffs

    Weekly jobless claims fall to 297,000 as firms reduced planned layoffs
    Initial jobless claims fell back below 300,000 last week as companies sharply reduced planned layoffs in November in a positive sign for the labor market ahead of the monthly jobs report. About 297,000 applied for first-time unemployment benefits,...
  • David Cameron gets it on immigration

    There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader of the upstart UK Independent Party (UKIP), has been turning up the heat on British Prime...
  • French jobless rate heads back to 2013 peak

    France's unemployment rate jumped back in the third quarter to its 2013 peak, compounding the woes of the unpopular government struggling to pull the euro zone's second-largest economy out of stagnation. Socialist President Francois Hollande, whose...
  • Fed's policy is working, but needs more time for total success

    WASHINGTON A lot has changed in the last 20 years since then Federal Reserve Vice-Chairman Alan Blinder had the audacity to suggest, in a speech, that the Fed could use interest-rate policy to help reduce unemployment in the short term. It was real...
  • Pension reform already 'a thing'

    Pension reform already 'a thing'
    Pension reform does not have to be a zero-sum game: cut critical services or fund pensions. In fact, local governments and their employees already have resolved many funding concerns and cut back on expenses to save taxpayers money and future risk,...
  • Murders spike in Newark, N.J.

    Murders spike in Newark, N.J.
    NEWARK, N.J. — At a time when murder rates in most U.S. cities are dropping, Newark's mayor has pledged to combat a spike in killings in New Jersey's largest city with a mix of tough enforcement and long-term social approaches. After 11 separate...
  • Job growth slowing in California but incomes rising, Chapman says

    California consumers are feeling good and earning more, even though job growth is slowing, according to a new economic forecast from Chapman University. Employers in the state are still adding jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country. But...
  • Holiday spending forecast calls for modest growth in Chicago

     Holiday spending forecast calls for modest growth in Chicago
    Ryan Wojcik is in high spirits heading into the holidays. He is in a new city, has several promising job prospects on the horizon, and is in a better financial position than he was a few years ago, when he graduated from Purdue University with a...
  • More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois

     More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois
    More than 200 employees of Banco Popular in Rosemont will lose their jobs at the end of the year as the bank closes its back-office operations after selling its branches to First Midwest Bancorp earlier this year. Banco Popular disclosed the layoffs of...
  • State universities should be drivers of tomorrow's 'Innovation Economy'

    State universities should be drivers of tomorrow's 'Innovation Economy'
    After witnessing the effects of oral cancer on his parents, Matthew Kim knew he wanted to do something to spare others from the pain and disfigurement associated with this potentially life-threatening disease. His mother endured multiple surgeries and...