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  • Stocks drop sharply on Fed stimulus fears

    NEW YORK — Encouraging signs for the labor market caused alarm on Wall Street as investors sped up a broad sell-off, fueled by worries the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus. Major U.S. indexes closed sharply lower Thursday as yet...
  • California unemployment rate rises, but so does job growth

    California unemployment rate rises, but so does job growth
    California's economy sent out mixed signals in July: The unemployment rate inched up, but employers still added 38,100 jobs, one of the biggest gains for the state since the recession officially ended in February 2010. The jobless rate ticked up to 8.7%...
  • Unemployment rates rose last month in 28 states, fell in eight

    Unemployment rates rose last month in 28 states, fell in eight
    The country's labor market recovery was uneven last month with unemployment rates rising in 28 states and falling in eight, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Monday's data show that 11 states and the District...
  • Paul Bunyan, ox sidekick hired as insurance salesmen in Minnesota

    Paul Bunyan, ox sidekick hired as insurance salesmen in Minnesota
    Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, now has 10,000 reasons to to get health insurance, too. At least that's the latest pitch from state officials launching a campaign to enroll about 1 million residents in healthcare coverage when its state-run...
  • To tap into N.Y. real estate, Zillow buys rival site StreetEasy

    To tap into N.Y. real estate, Zillow buys rival site StreetEasy
    The largest online real estate information site, Zillow Inc., said Monday it will purchase rival website  StreetEasy for $50 million to gain an edge in the New York housing market. The acquisition will allow Zillow to tap into StreetEasy's 1.2 million...
  • Initial jobless claims rise to 336,000, but remain low

    Initial jobless claims rise to 336,000, but remain low
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose more than expected last week, to 336,000, but remained near their lowest level since 2007. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 323,...
  • The cruelty of cutting food stamps

    As an infant born in Waterville, Maine, to a single, teenage mother, I relied on food stamps for the first four months of my life. My family's economic status later required me to participate in other federal assistance programs like Head Start and the...
  • Initial jobless claims drop to 331,000, near five-year low

    Initial jobless claims drop to 331,000, near five-year low
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly more than expected last week, to near a more than five-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The new data indicate continued moderate growth in the labor market as the government prepares...
  • Private sector added 176,000 new jobs in August, ADP says

    Private sector added 176,000 new jobs in August, ADP says
    WASHINGTON -- Private-sector hiring slowed last month as employers added 176,000 new jobs, but the gains were consistent with the labor market's steady though unspectacular growth over the last two years, payroll processing firm ADP said Thursday....
  • Initial jobless claims jump to two-month high of 360,000

    Initial jobless claims jump to two-month high of 360,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to a two-month high of 360,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, but the rise could reflect annual summer shutdowns at auto plants. The number of people applying for first-time...
  • The road to peace does not start with war

    When my children were growing up, they were very selfish, and they demanded a lot of attention. They learned the word "mine" and then proceeded to use it to describe everything that they could see. They used to push and hit and stomp their feet over and...