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  • Key senators reach deal to extend unemployment benefits

    Key senators reach deal to extend unemployment benefits
    WASHINGTON — Key senators struck a bipartisan agreement to extend unemployment insurance for more than 2 million jobless Americans whose benefits have run out, though approval is not certain in the Republican-controlled House. Thursday's...
  • A helping hand or cold shoulder for the middle class?

    How's the U.S. economy doing? If you're rich, the answer is "fabulously." Here are some data points from Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial in Chicago. "Spending at luxury retailers has come back," she told the Senate Finance Committee...
  • Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday

    Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday
    HARTFORD — The battle over tax cuts and rebates will take center stage Wednesday when the 2014 General Assembly session opens in a year when the governor and the entire legislature are up for reelection. Like Republican John G. Rowland in 1998,...
  • The cost to Marylanders of Congress' unemployment insurance fight [Commentary]

    The cost to Marylanders of Congress' unemployment insurance fight [Commentary]
    The failure to renew unemployment insurance benefits is now costing a staggering 22,900 Maryland workers $7,472,270 a week, robbing families of a support system that remains essential to economic survival . Over 82,600 workers are expected to lose...
  • Unemployed will always seek work [Letter]

    Unemployed will always seek work [Letter]
    I really didn't know whether to laugh or cry at one of the most egregious claims made by The Sun's editorial board ever. In your editorial, "Help for the jobless" (Jan. 9), you claim "experts" say when unemployment benefits expire or are reduced, people...
  • Immigrants benefit Maryland's economy [Letter]

    Immigrants benefit Maryland's economy [Letter]
    Here we go again. Yet another letter to the editor ("Illegal immigrants steal American jobs," Jan. 3) blaming undocumented immigrants for all of Maryland's employment and economic problems. And, like all such letters, its argument instantly breaks up once...
  • Senate closes in on compromises for budget, jobless insurance

    WASHINGTON -- As senators narrowed their differences on a proposal to break a stalemate over unemployment insurance, congressional leaders reached agreement late Monday on a $1-trillion spending package to avoid a government shutdown this week. The...
  • Panel headed by Senate leader appoints his friend to six-figure post

    SACRAMENTO -- A panel chaired by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has quietly appointed a longtime friend and former campaign manager of his to a position on the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, which meets once a month...
  • Robert B. Reich: GOP's divide-and-conquer strategy no longer applies

    Fifty years ago, when Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the poor were different -- "other," as in Michael Harrington's seminal book of 1962, "The Other America." That's no longer the case. After the War on Poverty ended, Republicans told working-...
  • Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress

    WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
  • Weekly jobless claims up more than expected, still in moderate range

    Weekly jobless claims up more than expected, still in moderate range
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose more than expected last week to 343,000, but continued to signal moderate labor market growth. The number of people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits for the week ending Saturday was up 7,000 from...