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  • Maryland wins more than $2 million in Department of Labor grants

    Maryland wins more than $2 million in Department of Labor grants
    Maryland received a roughly $400,000 bonus Monday for its crackdown on businesses that misclassify workers, part of more than $2 million the state won in federal grants. It is the first time the U.S. Department of Labor has focused funding on efforts to...
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly

    U.S. weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels. Initial claims for state...
  • Sequester's cuts will endure because of budget war

    There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example. The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
  • U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly: Should we throw the long-term unemployed a life raft or an anchor?

    U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly: Should we throw the long-term unemployed a life raft or an anchor?
    In December, Congress allowed federal emergency unemployment insurance to expire. Since then, more than 2 million unemployed Americans have been left in the lurch. In Illinois, nearly 171,000 people have lost or will lose their unemployment benefits....
  • Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000

    Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery. About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
  • June auto sales: Nissan results led by Altima, Rogue

    June auto sales: Nissan results led by Altima, Rogue
    The auto industry recovery has been good to Nissan, which posted its best June sales total ever. Sales rose nearly 13% to 104,124 vehicles compared to the same month a year earlier.  The automaker’s Altima sedan led in total numbers, with 26,904...
  • June auto sales: Driven by Camry, Toyota posts 10% increase

    June auto sales: Driven by Camry, Toyota posts 10% increase
    Toyota Motor Corp. sales increased 9.8% in June compared to the same month last year, the automaker reported Tuesday. Toyota also noted that its Camry -- the top-selling passenger car in the U.S. for the last 11 years -- surpassed 10 million in total...
  • 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...
  • Free IRS online help if you are financially struggling

    Free IRS online help if you are financially struggling
    Even though South Florida's economy is on the rebound, some people are still struggling -- and the Internal Revenue Service wants to help with information. People can go online to irs.gov and find out if they pay taxes on unemployment benefits. (Yes, if...
  • State doubles staff to handle unemployment claims

    State doubles staff to handle unemployment claims
    Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity said late Thursday that it is doubling its staff to handle questions and problems with its flawed online unemployment filing system Connect. DEO said it will hire 100 workers this month, another 100 in...
  • Jobs report could push Congress on unemployment aid

    Jobs report could push Congress on unemployment aid
    WASHINGTON -- Friday’s weak jobs report could provide momentum in Congress for extending unemployment insurance, despite the continued objections of most Republicans who believe that government intervention distorts the market and provides a...