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  • Convicted Of Felony Theft, Woman Was Hired By A Group-Home Company With A Troubled History

    With a felony conviction for larceny, Shani Halima Williams doesn't seem a likely fit at a company that operates group homes for developmentally disabled adults, particularly one that saw at least five of its workers fired or arrested for alleged abuse at...
  • Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low

    Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low
    Initial unemployment claims fell last week, dropping the average over the previous month to its lowest level in 14 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 278,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down 10,000 from the...
  • Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing

    Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing
    WASHINGTON -- In a paradoxically good development for the U.S. economy, Americans quit their jobs in September at the fastest rate in over six years. Other data on Thursday showed the number of new jobless claims rose last week but remained near a 14-...
  • Hampton contractor pleads guilty to fraud

    NEWPORT NEWS — A Hampton businessman who recently pleaded guilty to failing to abide by federal wage standards wound up in federal court in Newport News Thursday to plead guilty to a new set of federal charges. David L. Merryman, owner of Merryman...
  • Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

    Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble
    Initial claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to their lowest level in 14 years as the labor market continued to show signs of improvement despite global economic problems. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits...
  • Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years
    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that could help ease fears over the economic outlook. Initial claims for state unemployment...
  • Unemployment insurance program getting help in ferreting out fraud

    Unemployment insurance program getting help in ferreting out fraud
    California's troubled unemployment insurance program is getting a little more high-tech. In recent years, the state Employment Development Department has been plagued by breakdowns of a 30-year-old computer system. Staffers were forced to spend extra...
  • Four-week average of unemployment claims lowest since 2006

    Four-week average of unemployment claims lowest since 2006
    Average weekly unemployment claims over the last month hit an eight-year low, the government reported, in another positive sign for the labor market recovery. The number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits held roughly steady at...
  • Fusion Paperboard Workers To Receive Federal Benefits

    The 142 workers of Fusion Paperboard, a factory that made recycled thin cardboard before closing last month, will qualify for extended unemployment benefits and free tuition from a federal program that aims to soften the pains of globalization. The U.S....
  • Planned layoffs drop to 14-year low as unemployment claims fall

    Planned layoffs drop to 14-year low as unemployment claims fall
    American companies announced the fewest planned layoffs in 14 years in September while initial unemployment claims dropped last week to near a post-recession low, two positive labor market signs ahead of Friday's jobs report. With the slowdown in job...
  • U.S. jobless claims drop, point to stronger labor market

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended...