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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • State Students Already Pay — Unions, Managers Must Do Part

    State Students Already Pay — Unions, Managers Must Do Part
    One of the only things the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system has decided for next year is the price students will pay. And the cost will be high: 4.8 percent more tuition, fewer professional staff members, potentially fewer courses and...
  • US retail sales heat up in March; has big thaw arrived?

    Americans increased their spending on autos, furniture, clothing and building materials in March, lifting retail sales for the first time in four months. Retail sales jumped 0.9 percent last month, after declining 0.5 percent in February, the Commerce...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott visits California to lure away businesses

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott visits California to lure away businesses
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott swung through Los Angeles on Monday as part of a mission to lure California businesses across the country to the Sunshine State. Scott arrived Sunday and has been traveling throughout Southern California, touting Florida’...
  • Asian stocks higher after US gains as jobs data awaited

    Asian stock markets were mostly higher in holiday-abbreviated trading Friday following gains on Wall Street as investors awaited American jobs data. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent to 19,377 points and Seoul's Kospi was up 0.5...
  • March sadness: US hiring last month dashes expectations

    WASHINGTON March hiring disappointed, with just 126,000 new jobs reported by the government Friday, prompting concerns that the economy may be softening amid slowing exports and oil field turmoil. Most mainstream forecasters had expected hiring north...
  • Frac sand industry feels the effects of low oil prices, less drilling

    MINNEAPOLIS Low oil prices and reduced drilling in shale regions like North Dakota are hurting the once fast-growing frac sand industry, slashing demand and forcing price cuts that have led some players to reduce jobs. U.S. sand mines, including 63 in...
  • Unemployment rate for older workers fell in March

    More older people went to work in March, but younger workers lost ground as U.S. employers grew more cautious about hiring. Among workers 55 and older, an additional 329,000 described themselves as employed in March. Their numbers helped lower that...
  • Obama touts plan to boost tech jobs in Kentucky visit

    President Barack Obama shined the spotlight Thursday on a Kentucky-based company to promote his plan to create more technology jobs, highlighting a quick visit to a state where recent elections have revolved around his policies and unpopularity among many...
  • Water rationing cut of 15% in SoCal could bring higher bills

    Water rationing cut of 15% in SoCal could bring higher bills
    Southern California’s water wholesaler Tuesday is poised to impose a 15% cut in water deliveries to local cities and water districts, a move that would bolster Gov. Jerry Brown’s aggressive statewide conservation effort in the fourth year of...
  • Impoverished tribe struggles to stop surge in teen suicides

    The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by adolescents in recent months has shaken this impoverished community and sent school and tribal...
  • Long lines, daunting waits frustrate taxpayers needing help

    Long lines, daunting waits frustrate taxpayers needing help
    With Wednesday's filing deadline bearing down, some frustrated taxpayers are driving 48 miles from one overwhelmed IRS office in Plantation to another in West Palm Beach hoping to find someone who can help them complete their income-tax forms. Most...