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  • Weekly jobless claims rise but remain low

    Weekly jobless claims rise  but remain low
    More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications rose less than expected, holding at a level that signals a strong job market. Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 11,000, to 278,000, for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor...
  • Dems should've run on Obama's record: My Word

    Why did Democrats lose big on election night? It's simple: They spent too much time running from President Obama's record, when they should have been running on it. According to October's factcheck.org, millions of previously uninsured Americans...
  • Convicted Of Felony Theft, Woman Was Hired By A Group-Home Company With A Troubled History

    With a felony conviction for larceny, Shani Halima Williams doesn't seem a likely fit at a company that operates group homes for developmentally disabled adults, particularly one that saw at least five of its workers fired or arrested for alleged abuse at...
  • Mashantucket Woman Charged With Unemployment Fraud

    Mashantucket Woman Charged With Unemployment Fraud
    ROCKY HILL — A Mashantucket woman was accused of fraudulently collecting more than $23,000 in unemployment benefits, said a spokesman for the Chief State's Attorney's Office. Tracy A. Daley, 42, of Elizabeth George Drive on the Mashantucket...
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 7-week low

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 7-week low
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving. The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits dropped 9,000...
  • Trumbull Man Charged With Unemployment Fraud

    A Trumbull man was charged on Thursday with collecting more than $8,000 in unemployment benefits fraudulently, the state division of criminal justice said. Luis Joel Otera, 35, of Beverly Road, was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public...
  • Jobless claims point to firmer labor market

    Jobless claims point to firmer labor market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. Other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in December,...
  • Bill to help Virginia military spouses had modest cost

    It's a challenge many a military family has faced over the years – one spouse is transferred from Virginia and the other has to leave a good Virginia job – and a new state effort aims to ease the pain. The first report card on state Sen....
  • Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low

    Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low
    Initial unemployment claims fell last week, dropping the average over the previous month to its lowest level in 14 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 278,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down 10,000 from the...
  • Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing

    Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing
    WASHINGTON -- In a paradoxically good development for the U.S. economy, Americans quit their jobs in September at the fastest rate in over six years. Other data on Thursday showed the number of new jobless claims rose last week but remained near a 14-...
  • Economy shrinks for first time in 3 years; markets shrug off report

    Economy shrinks for first time in 3 years; markets shrug off report
    The economy performed worse than initially estimated amid severe winter weather in the first quarter, contracting for the first time in three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Wall Street shrugged off the news in early trading. The...