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  • Chan Lowe: Republicans and unemployment benefits

    Chan Lowe: Republicans and unemployment benefits
    Maybe the Republicans are flogging their unemployment benefit myth because it polls well with their comfortable and complacent base — you know, retirees and those who do not experience, and have never known, job insecurity.   It’s hard...
  • Mailbag: Bike riders, skateboarders must show more caution

    Note to parents who have children riding bikes and skateboards to school: While driving last week in Newport Heights, a number of commuters and I were taking our respective turns at a four-way stop sign. As the other cars stopped to allow me to take...
  • EDD answers only 10% to 17% of calls from jobless, records show

    SACRAMENTO — Four months after a botched computer upgrade delayed unemployment benefits for tens of thousands of Californians, jobless workers are still finding it nearly impossible to reach state employees for help. On any given day in recent...
  • Robert B. Reich: Fear is why workers vote against their economic self-interest

    The recent massive spill of the toxic chemical MCHM into West Virginia's Elk River illustrates another benefit to corporate interests of high unemployment, economic insecurity and a safety-net shot through with holes. Not only are employees eager to...
  • The GOP discovers inequality

    "Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the worst strain of a widespread disease otherwise known as economic insecurity. Most families worry about making ends...
  • Bank of England not ready to raise rates despite unemployment drop

    The Bank of England sees "no immediate need" to raise rock-bottom interest rates despite an unemployment rate that is falling more rapidly than anticipated, according to minutes of its January meeting released Wednesday. Just like Federal Reserve...
  • Bag tax economics [Editorial]

    Bag tax economics  [Editorial]
    When Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County enacted 5-cent taxes on plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and other businesses, officials expected that the money the government collected as a result would quickly drop off as customers changed their...
  • Preview of 2014: Fiscal restraint and poverty as political imagery

    The call-and-response to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday flipped traditional party roles on their heads. Look for more of it in 2014. The Democratic governor spoke of fiscal discipline and, with a flourish,...
  • O'Malley's final State of the State pitches minimum wage

    O'Malley's final State of the State pitches minimum wage
    Gov. Martin O’Malley delivered the final State of the State speech of his tenure Thursday in an address that recounted his seven years as governor and argued for policies to help the middle class. “We’ve lost sight of how our economy...
  • Pew survey shows sharp partisan divide on combating inequality

    Pew survey shows sharp partisan divide on combating inequality
    WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly agree that the income gap between the rich and everyone else has grown in recent years, but they are divided sharply by party when asked what, if anything, the government should do about it. Roughly two-thirds of...
  • Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims held roughly steady last week at nearly a  two-month low, pointing toward moderate labor market growth, federal officials said Thursday. There were 326,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the...