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  • U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7%, lowest since 2008

    WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation's economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key...
  • Skills test for the jobless gets a failing grade

    Skills test for the jobless gets a failing grade
    When Florida revamped its unemployment system two years ago, it demanded that people seeking benefits take an online test to identify their career strengths and weaknesses. Instead, the agency in charge of unemployment implemented a reading and math...
  • Should Congress extend jobless benefits?

    Should Congress extend jobless benefits?
    As negotiators from Congress work on a deal to keep the federal government funded past mid-January, President Obama has called on lawmakers to extend federal unemployment benefits, which are scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Some 1.3 million...
  • U.S. sells rest of GM stock

    U.S. sells rest of GM stock
    WASHINGTON — The federal government closed the books on the taxpayer bailout of General Motors Co., selling the remaining shares in the nation's largest automaker and taking an expected $10.5-billion loss. The Treasury Department said Monday...
  • Why not extend jobless benefits again?

    In what has become an annual threat, federal unemployment benefits are set to run out shortly after Christmas, cutting off aid to 1.3 million laid-off workers who've been sidelined for more than six months. The improving economy has helped reduce the...
  • Piling on the Murray-Ryan budget deal

     Piling on the Murray-Ryan budget deal
    Here's what counts as success in Washington these days: a budget deal that almost everyone hates and that doesn't solve any of the country's major problems. The spending bill that Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled...
  • Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce

    Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce
    Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland. The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
  • Federal budget deal faces test in House

    WASHINGTON — Congressional budget negotiators reached a hard-fought deal Tuesday aimed at avoiding another government shutdown, agreeing on a plan that would restore some money to programs hit by impending across-the-board cuts but trim spending...
  • Key Clinton aide joins Obama's team of White House advisors

    Key Clinton aide joins Obama's team of White House advisors
    WASHINGTON — With his popularity flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama has uncharacteristically reached outside his tightknit core of advisors to bring into the White House a veteran Democratic strategist who helped guide...
  • What's missing in budget deal? Federal jobless benefits extension

    What's missing in budget deal? Federal jobless benefits extension
    Congress averted another government shutdown by reaching an $85-billion budget deal late Tuesday night, but the new agreement, critics say, leaves out one vulnerable group of Americans: the long-term unemployed.   At the end of the year, federal...
  • Budget deal: Better than nothing [Editorial]

    Budget deal: Better than nothing  [Editorial]
    At first glance, it would be tempting to condemn the bipartisan budget agreement announced late Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, if only because it asks further sacrifice of the unemployed and of federal workers. Those are hardly the two...