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  • 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,...
  • Unemployment rate falls a notch in jobs report

    Employers added a disappointing 142,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate ticked down a notch, the government said Friday in a jobs report that undershot expectations. The number of jobs added was well below the average monthly rate of 212,000...
  • Warner Bros. CEO Confirms Layoffs in Memo to Staff

    Warner Bros. Entertainment chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara has told Warner Bros. employees that layoffs are coming at every level across the studio. The cuts are coming in the wake of a failed bid by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to buy parent Time Warner...
  • U.S. interest rates are too high: Fed's Kocherlakota

    HELENA Mont. (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official on Thursday said he believes U.S. interest rates are too high, and had no "good answer" when asked why the Fed is reducing its efforts to push borrowing costs down. "Interest rates are not low...