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  • April jobs report reassures investors

    April jobs report reassures investors
    Did someone say "Goldilocks"? You bet they did after Friday's jobs report. Neither too hot, nor too cold for investors' liking, the fairy tale name was bantered about by analysts putting a label on the nation's lukewarm jobs picture. Just as...
  • US economy rebounding with solid if unspectacular job gains

    Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery. The job growth helped lower the unemployment rate to 5.4 percent...
  • Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

    With the nation's economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states — large budget gaps. An Associated Press analysis of statehouse finances around the country shows that at least 22 states project...
  • Saving Sandtown-Winchester: decade-long, multimillion-dollar investment questioned

    Saving Sandtown-Winchester: decade-long, multimillion-dollar investment questioned
    When local leaders announced an "extraordinary partnership" to revitalize Baltimore's depressed Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood in 1989, they said the construction and rehabilitation of hundreds of houses would serve as the foundation for a community-...
  • Former employee of month in Osceola Clerk of Court's office fired

    Former employee of month in Osceola Clerk of Court's office fired
    June Trzcinka was named "Employee of the Month" in December by Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez. A cashier in the criminal division, she received nine "Above Expectations" ratings out of a possible 13 in her last review. "June's...
  • Report: Ky. hospitals lose money under federal health law

    Kentucky's decision to expand Medicaid meant an extra 400,000 people could have health insurance. But a new report says it also meant up to 7,700 hospital jobs would disappear. The Kentucky Hospital Association said the state's hospitals have cut their...
  • Nearly 500 Labinal Power Systems layoffs to start in July

    Nearly 500 Labinal Power Systems layoffs to start in July
    Labinal Power Systems plans to cut nearly 500 jobs from its manufacturing plant in Salisbury starting in July, as the defense contractor starts layoffs connected to the shutdown of its Eastern Shore operations. The 480 layoffs, to start in July and...
  • Unemployment rate for black Americans at 7-year low

    The unemployment rate for black Americans fell to single digits in April for the first time in nearly seven years. At the same time, the jobless rate among Asian-Americans rose for the first time in six months. The black unemployment rate in April was 9....
  • A hazy view of US economy emerges ahead of April jobs report

    When the government reports Friday on job growth during April, it could help clarify an increasingly nagging question: Just how strong is the U.S. economy? The picture has grown hazier of late. Employers added only 126,000 jobs in March, ending a...
  • PA teachers, state employees could see cut in retirement benefits

    PA teachers, state employees could see cut in retirement benefits
    HARRISBURG — School teachers and most state workers would have to pay more out of their pockets if they want to keep the same level of retirement benefits they now earn, according to a new Senate bill. A summary of the pension overhaul bill,...
  • Jobless claims remain low, but planned layoffs jump to three-year high

    Jobless claims remain low, but planned layoffs jump to three-year high
    Initial claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week from a 15-year low while planned layoffs surged in April to a three-year high, providing mixed signals about the health of the labor market ahead of Friday's jobs report. About 265,000 people...