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  • Should Congress extend jobless benefits?

    Should Congress extend jobless benefits?
    More than a million Americans lost long-term unemployment benefits on Dec. 28.  The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to extend those benefits for workers who have been out of a job for at least six months. Democrats, including President Obama, praised the Senate...
  • Jobless benefits bill takes small step in an uphill climb

    WASHINGTON — Legislation to resume long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans cleared a key hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, though final passage in the chamber, and ultimately the House, remains difficult. The 60-37 vote,...
  • A millennial's Rolling Stone rant offers up some tired old 'solutions'

    "In America," Oscar Wilde quipped, "the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience." And they often do it in the pages of Rolling Stone. Last week, the magazine posted a mini-manifesto...
  • O'Malley organizes letter in support of unemployment benefit extension

    O'Malley organizes letter in support of unemployment benefit extension
    Fourteen Democratic governors have signed a letter drafted by Gov. Martin O'Malley that calls on Congress to extend federal unemployment benefits quickly or risk slowing the nation's economic recovery. "Congress should extend unemployment benefits, as...
  • 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...
  • Rubio calls for assistance overhaul on 'War on Poverty' anniversary

    WASHINGTON -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for a “fundamental change” in how the government combats poverty by shifting responsibility for many existing federal assistance programs to states. In a much-anticipated speech, Rubio,...
  • Congress' job: Extend jobless benefits

    Congress' job: Extend jobless benefits
    Congress is finally grappling with an issue it should have dealt with before members rushed out on Christmas vacation: extending unemployment benefits. There is bipartisan support for renewing the federal benefits that expired last month, cutting off...
  • Whistle-blower warned EDD bosses about glitches in software upgrade

    A year before California launched an upgrade to a computer system that pays disability claims to injured workers, state employee Michael O'Brien warned his bosses of big trouble ahead. An application architect, he was in charge of making sure that the...
  • Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty

    Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty
    WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....
  • Jobless claims fall to 330,000 ahead of U.S. unemployment report

    Jobless claims fall to 330,000 ahead of U.S. unemployment report
    WASHINGTON -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 330,000 last week, the lowest level since November, as holiday season volatility continued to ease ahead of Friday's government jobs report. The number of people filing for first-time...
  • The poverty war at 50 [Editorial]

    The poverty war at 50  [Editorial]
    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a "war on poverty," the consequence of which was a slew of government programs aimed at improving the lives of struggling Americans. It has become fashionable among political conservatives to...