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  • Q&A: Why unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million on Saturday

    Q&A: Why unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million on Saturday
    Some 1.3 million Americans will lose unemployment benefits on Saturday as the federal program to assist the long-term unemployed expires. Here are six things to know about who is affected and why the benefits are going away. Q: Who will lose benefits?...
  • A sincere message for the jobless among us

    A sincere message for the jobless among us
    It appears that on Dec. 28, barring unexpected political action that would amount to a true Christmas miracle, 1.3 million jobless Americans will stop receiving unemployment benefits. This is to those people: I'm sorry this is happening. I'm sorry...
  • Supreme Court temporarily halts gay marriage in Utah

    Supreme Court temporarily halts gay marriage in Utah
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday halted same-sex marriages in Utah -- permitted for less than three weeks -- while the state appeals a lower-court ruling legalizing them, as the justices again left their imprint on the debate over gay nuptials. The high...
  • Help for the jobless [Editorial]

    Help for the jobless  [Editorial]
    Senate Republicans blinked this week on the issue of unemployment benefits, but you can bet that their House counterparts won't be so easily swayed by compassion. At least that's what Democrats are counting on. After legislation to resume long-term...
  • Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote

    Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote
    WASHINGTON — Illinois' two senators took opposing sides today as a measure to extend unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed passed a test vote in the Senate. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted yes and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.,...
  • Initial jobless claims jumped last week to near 350,000

    Initial jobless claims jumped last week to near 350,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims surprisingly jumped last week to near 350,000 but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose to 348,000, up sharply from...
  • Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on downgrade watch over debt fight

    Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on downgrade watch over debt fight
    WASHINGTON -- Fitch Ratings on Tuesday put the U.S. AAA credit rating on watch for a potential downgrade because of the standoff over raising the nation's debt limit. The company said it still believed the debt limit would be raised soon, but the...
  • 5 things you need to know about California's November jobs report

    5 things you need to know about California's November jobs report
    California employers added a net 44,300 jobs in November, posting strong job growth toward the end of the year, according to data from the state’s Employment Development Department.  The surge in hiring was largely in retail trade, part of the...
  • Initial jobless claims drop slightly

    Initial jobless claims drop slightly
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week, ending the year on a downward trend as holiday season volatility appeared to ease. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to 339,000 in the week ended...
  • Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims held roughly steady last week at nearly a  two-month low, pointing toward moderate labor market growth, federal officials said Thursday. There were 326,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level

    Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped for the fourth straight week after spiking because of the partial federal government shutdown, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 336,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time...