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  • Long-term unemployment persists

    Long-term unemployment persists
    Leticia Vives thought her rise from teller to senior teller to manager during 23 years at Bank of America had earned her staying power, or at least the experience to find work elsewhere. Still jobless 18 months after being let go in a downsizing move,...
  • An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare

    An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is facing a stiff reelection challenge this year, has stuck to his stated determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act if his party takes control of the Senate in the next election. This is a...
  • Senate candidates diverge on wage, tax issues

    Senate candidates diverge on wage, tax issues
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says the middle class needs help. He supports raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, closing the pay gap between men and women and stopping major corporations from reincorporating overseas to reduce their taxes....
  • Tax laws, state benefits opened to same-sex couples in Virginia

    Virginia tax laws are changing, partners of some Virginia state employees will be able to get health insurance and orders are snapping out across state government to make sure that state agencies and facilities treat same-sex married couples the same...
  • Illinois prepares for 2nd round of Obamacare

    Illinois prepares for 2nd round of Obamacare
    Another chance to get insurance under the federal health law is coming, but Illinois officials aren't expecting people who didn't sign up last year to jump at the prospect this time. The Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period drew what...
  • Wield EITC to help close growing rich-poor gap: Editorial

    Wield EITC to help close growing rich-poor gap: Editorial
    Conservatives and progressives don't agree on much these days, but concern about the growing gap between the rich and the poor spans the political spectrum. "Too many Americans believe the American dream is slipping away … They see an economy...
  • Pew Report: CT Transportation Spending Lags

    Pew Report: CT Transportation Spending Lags
    A new nationwide study suggest Connecticut might be at greater risk from the federal transportation funding stalemate than its major Northeast neighbors because it relies more heavily on aid from Washington. Although Connecticut has been beefing up what...
  • L.A. small-business owners weigh both sides of a wage hike

    L.A. small-business owners weigh both sides of a wage hike
    Some weeks, Gaston Letelier forgoes his own pay so he can afford to keep running his Meltdown Comics & Collectibles store in Hollywood. Before the economy crashed, he paid for his employees' health insurance. But the downturn forced customers to save...
  • Continue U.S. plan to attract foreign tourists with Brand USA

    Continue U.S. plan to attract foreign tourists with Brand USA
    Though most of our customers at Adamo Limousine are corporate-based, one of my objectives is to increase our business in other arenas. After all, a broad customer base is good for most businesses. An increase in the number of tourists in the Allentown...
  • OPM releases rules for phased retirement

    OPM releases rules for phased retirement
    Bob Fireovid, a national program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, has been planning to retire in late September. But now that the Office of Personnel Management has finally released its long-awaited guidelines on phased...
  • Lower the debt, clear the way for the American dream

    There is nothing progressive about red ink. This year, progressives will run on strengthening the economic recovery, reducing inequality, improving college affordability, promoting broad-based wage growth and making sure the most vulnerable among us are...