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  • Dale T. Mortensen, 1939-2014

     Dale T. Mortensen, 1939-2014
    Dale T. Mortensen, a professor of economics at Northwestern University, pioneered an approach to studying labor markets that led to a better understanding of unemployment. His research was aimed at answering questions like why people can be unemployed...
  • Senate Democrats to try again to extend unemployment benefits

    WASHINGTON --The Senate is poised Thursday to try again to extend unemployment benefits for 1.7 million Americans with a new Democratic proposal that aims to attract Republican support by prohibiting millionaires from receiving aid. It remains to be...
  • Not a good week to be poor or unemployed in America

    It hasn’t been a good week to be poor or unemployed in America. Or a good few years, for that matter. Some 850,000 low-income families in 15 states, including California, lost help in the farm bill that President Obama signed into law Friday. On...
  • Jerry Brown seeks to shore up unemployment insurance program

    Jerry Brown seeks to shore up unemployment insurance program
    Gov. Jerry Brown is taking steps to boost the state’s unemployment insurance program, which has been paralyzed by backlogs and funding shortages that have kept thousands of Californians from receiving jobless benefits.   In a letter to...
  • King's legacy on economic justice falling on deaf ears

    Dr. King would be angry and ashamed. Fifty years after then-President Lyndon B. Johnson used his State of the Union speech to urge an "all-out war on human poverty and unemployment," embarassing poverty rates still persist. Our nation's leaders...
  • Hardships persist for long-term unemployed

    Hardships persist for long-term unemployed
    DENVILLE, N.J. — The phone begins to ring at 8 a.m. with incessant calls from creditors. Kevin Meyer has stopped picking up because he's sick of explaining the truth: that there's no money coming in, so he can't pay his bills. Two years ago,...
  • More needs to be done to win the War on Poverty [Letter]

    I read with interest Maryland Department of Human Resources Secretary Ted Dallas' recent letter on the legacy of the War on Poverty ("War on Poverty has yielded results," Jan. 11). However, I think Mr. Dallas is missing the point made by many in the...
  • Obama's visit to North Carolina may be awkward for Democratic senator

    Obama's visit to North Carolina may be awkward for Democratic senator
    RALEIGH, N.C. — When President Obama arrives here Wednesday to tout a manufacturing initiative, he is expected to be joined by students, business leaders and local officials — but not by Sen. Kay Hagan, his Democratic ally facing a tough...
  • DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers

    DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE – Frustrated Florida lawmakers questioned the head of the state’s jobs agency Wednesday over the state’s problem-plagued unemployment benefits system. One lawmaker suggested Florida should "freeze out" the company that...
  • In a key swing state, Obama touts initiative to boost economy

    In a key swing state, Obama touts initiative to boost economy
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Saying he sees possible “breakthrough” year for the U.S. economy, President Obama on Wednesday touted a new manufacturing technology institute in the Research Triangle, an election-year attempt to show he can advance...
  • Mailbag: Bag fee is another burden for consumers

    Inadvertently, writer Linda Newton ("Stop fighting the plastic bag ban," Huntington Beach Independent, Jan. 9) makes one of the bag-ban opponents' many valid points. Yes, the bags "were never really free" but rather part of the costs "passed on to the...