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  • More Angelenos are becoming street vendors amid weak economy

    More Angelenos are becoming street vendors amid weak economy
    Sitting at her street vending booth with products arrayed neatly on a sequined purple tablecloth, Jackie Lloyd reflects nostalgically on the days when she had a steady salary and regular hours. That was four years ago, before the 39-year-old was laid...
  • Allentown residents wary about what arena will bring

    Allentown residents wary about what arena will bring
    Brenda Tabb still lives a short walk from where she grew up in downtown Allentown. The neighborhood has gotten grittier since she played there as a child in the 1960s, growing poorer and more diverse as the years have worn on. While she rolled with...
  • Taxpayers and workers gouged by labor-law dodge

    WASHINGTON The largest government infusion of cash into the U.S. economy in generations the 2009 stimulus was riddled with a massive labor scheme that harmed workers and cheated unsuspecting American taxpayers. At the time, government regulators...
  • Summertime blues: August hiring disappoints

    WASHINGTON Weak August hiring reported by the government Friday was an important reminder that recent economic improvement notwithstanding, the U.S. economy continues to face numerous growth challenges. Mainstream economists had projected hiring in the...
  • Recession's aftermath still has nation in anxious mood about economy, report says

    PITTSBURGH If the Labor Day parade committee chose a theme color for this year's event, marchers might be wearing black to represent the years of lost ground in wages for workers at nearly every income level. It also would reflect the gloomy national...
  • Contract to Cheat: A massive labor-fraud scheme, under the government's nose

    It's a widespread practice in the construction industry: Companies list workers as contractors instead of employees. Known as misclassification, it enables companies to beat competitors and cut costs, avoid state and federal taxes, and deprive workers...
  • Weak August jobs report appears to be anomaly, analysts say

    Job growth wilted in August to 142,000, ending a six-month hiring hot streak with the worst performance of the year. But economists cautioned that it was not yet time to panic. The report from the Labor Department on Friday was a major disappointment....
  • Puerto Rico turnaround boss targets 'fair plan' for utility

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The new turnaround chief of Puerto Rico's power authority said on Friday she was targeting a "fair plan" in the restructuring of PREPA, with all options on the table but said it was too early to say if job cuts or a privatization...
  • August hiring disappoints

    WASHINGTON Hiring in August disappointed with employers adding just 142,000 jobs last month even as the unemployment rate ticked down slightly, the government said Friday in a report that underwhelmed. Mainstream economists had projected hiring almost...
  • August's weak job growth appears to be anomaly, economists say

    August's weak job growth appears to be anomaly, economists say
    The disappointing 142,000 net new jobs added to the economy in August -– the second straight month of slower growth --  appears to be an anomaly and is not reason to panic that the recovery is faltering once again, economists said Friday. Although...
  • Economy creates 142,000 jobs in August, jobless rate at 6.1%

    Economy creates 142,000 jobs in August, jobless rate at 6.1%
    U.S. employers hired the fewest number of workers in eight months in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for jobs, providing a cautious Federal Reserve with more reasons to wait longer before raising interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls increased 142,...