| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- New jobless claims dropped more than expected last week, nearing a five-year low and continuing a downward trend this month that bodes well for the labor market.
There were 334,000 people who applied for unemployment benefits for the first...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:50 PM
An Indiana university said Monday that it gave Maryland a "D" for its manufacturing-industry health, adding that tax levels are likely a turnoff for companies in the sector.
Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research gave the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The state on Friday will release its monthly jobs report showing whether the unemployment rate rose or fell in May. The monthly data release will also show which sectors added or shed jobs last month.
Ahead of Friday’s news, our team of economy...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims jumped by 18,000 last week, but remained at a level that indicates moderate labor market growth.
There were 354,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ending Saturday, up from a revised...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:44 PM
It’s back to the drawing board as Congress voted against its farm bill Thursday in an unexpected defeat for legislation relied upon to set U.S. food policy. Some conservative Republicans thought the bill didn't curtail enough spending, while many...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- The government reported more positive signs for the economic recovery Thursday as initial jobless claims dropped last week and consumers' personal income and spending rose in May.
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the center of public concern...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Some food pantries and aid programs in Maryland are experiencing an increase in requests for help — a jump that program officials believe is due partly to federal furloughs.
Food pantry managers around Maryland say they have heard directly from...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:45 PM
It might seem like a paid vacation for the 500,000 federal workers on furlough.
They've been out of work since last week and were promised back pay once a budget is passed and the government reopens.
But for many rank-and-file employees who live...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:24 PM
The California Assembly plans to hold a hearing as early as next month to probe the causes of a snafu at the Employment Development Department that caused tens of thousands of unemployment claim payments to be delayed.
Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:22 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite the partial government shutdown, the tax man still cometh.
The Internal Revenue Service said that even though most of the agency's employees have been furloughed, Tuesday remained the filing deadline for millions of people who...