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  • Chan Lowe: Republicans and unemployment benefits

    Chan Lowe: Republicans and unemployment benefits
    Maybe the Republicans are flogging their unemployment benefit myth because it polls well with their comfortable and complacent base — you know, retirees and those who do not experience, and have never known, job insecurity.   It’s hard...
  • American Express to pay $75 million in deceptive practices case

    Three American Express Co. subsidiaries have agreed to pay about $75 million in restitution and penalties for a variety of illegal practices involving hundreds of thousands of credit-card customers, regulators said Tuesday. American Express Travel...
  • The ineffectual on the Hill [Editorial]

    The week between Christmas and New Year's is surely the nation's least productive, and that's why it ought to be dubbed "The 113th Congress Week." Naturally, the members of the U.S. House and Senate who so richly deserve this distinction are observing the...
  • 222,000 Californians facing loss of jobless benefits

    222,000 Californians facing loss of jobless benefits
    SACRAMENTO — About 222,000 Californians will be dropped from the state's unemployment insurance rolls Saturday in what is shaping up to be a rough start to 2014 for the nation's long-term jobless. Congress went home for the holidays without...
  • Stocks open higher on good jobs, consumer confidence news

    Stocks opened higher on Wall Street as traders return from the Christmas holiday. Good news about the U.S. job market encouraged investors to bid up stock prices. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week by the most...
  • Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000

    Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000
    The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000, the largest drop in over a year, the Labor Department reported Thursday. In the week ending Dec. 21, the number of seasonally adjusted jobless claims was 338,000, down from...
  • Why America is going down the drain [Letter]

    Why America is going down the drain [Letter]
    Recent news has really made me want to speak out about our government and how it prioritizes things. Finally, Congress has passed something of a budget, but how can they think that it will help the economy if they don't extend the unemployment benefits...
  • 'Acoustic protection' in Madrid? It's noise to buskers' ears

    MADRID — With Spanish schools slashing their budgets for music and art, piano teacher Laura Nadal saw her income dwindling. So she hit the streets of her native Madrid, playing an electric keyboard and singing for extra cash. On weekends, Nadal,...
  • Letters: A jobless joke

    Letters: A jobless joke
    Re "222,000 in state to lose jobless aid," Dec. 25 So, Republicans like Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky claim that funding extended unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless would hurt their chances of getting hired. By that logic, it would...
  • Q&A: Why unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million

    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?...
  • 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?...