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  • Initial jobless claims drop to 334,000

    Initial jobless claims drop to 334,000
    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...
  • Report gives Md. a 'D' for manufacturing health

    Report gives Md. a 'D' for manufacturing health
    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...
  • Unemployed? Underemployed? Recently hired? We'd like to talk

    Unemployed? Underemployed? Recently hired? We'd like to talk
    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...
  • Initial jobless claims rise, but still show labor market growth

    Initial jobless claims rise, but still show labor market growth
    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...
  • Some ugly misconceptions about food stamps

    Some ugly misconceptions about food stamps
    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...
  • Weekly jobless claims down; personal income and spending up

    Weekly jobless claims down; personal income and spending up
    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...
  • How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?

    How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?
    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...
  • Traffic increases at food pantries, aid programs

    Traffic increases at food pantries, aid programs
    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...
  • Shutdown puts many furloughed workers in financial distress

    Shutdown puts many furloughed workers in financial distress
    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...
  • State to hold hearing on EDD unemployment benefits backlog

    State to hold hearing on EDD unemployment benefits backlog
    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-...
  • IRS says Oct. 15 tax deadline holds despite government shutdown

    IRS says Oct. 15 tax deadline holds despite government shutdown
    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...