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  • Why there's a bull market for investors and a bear market for workers

    Why there's a bull market for investors and a bear market for workers
    Last Friday, the Labor Department reported that 236,000 new jobs were created in February. That's good news -- but not nearly good enough. Even if this rate were to continue, which seems unlikely, the United States wouldn't be back to pre-recession levels...
  • Corporate welfare for Lockheed Martin

    Corporate welfare for Lockheed Martin
    At this time of severe cutbacks in government funding for food stamps, early childhood education and Meals on Wheels, some Maryland legislators are hard at work looking out for the welfare of one of the world's wealthiest corporations. Under a bill...
  • Government, unions offer advice, answers on furloughs

    As thousands of federal workers prepare to be furloughed, many are concerned about how to deal with a pay cut. Keith Everett, a chief steward with the American Federation of Government Employees, said his union held two meetings in recent weeks at...
  • Ehrlich column another hack attack

    Ehrlich column another hack attack
    It was quite entertaining to read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column alleging President Barack Obama has made numerous foreign policy blunders ("Obama foreign policy follies befuddle both left and right," June 9). Unfortunately, Mr. Ehrlich was only...
  • 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

    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...
  • New computer system for unemployment benefits fails some | Poll

    New computer system for unemployment benefits fails some | <span class="inhed">Poll</span>
    South Florida resident Maria Rodriguez lost her call center job in September and now she's literally waiting for the lights to go out. She became eligible for unemployment benefits just before Florida converted its new $63 million online claim filing...