| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Talk about a summer lull. I worked in finance for the best part of 30 years, and I can't remember a period quite like this. Such a peculiar calm presents certain challenges. I'm almost glad not to be more actively involved.
To begin with, coping with the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Initial jobless claims dropped more than forecast last week, underscoring improvement in the labor market.
New claims for unemployment benefits fell by 14,000 from the previous week to 298,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:58 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 21,000 to...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still hovered at pre-recession levels.
Claims for jobless benefits increased 21,000 from the prior week to 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week, indicating the labor market is strengthening.
Applications for jobless benefits fell 14,000 from to the prior week to 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected new...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday.
About 280,000 people filed for...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:54 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:34 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:12 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:40 AM
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....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:41 AM
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...