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  • 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?...
  • Obama prods Congress to act on unemployment benefits

    Obama prods Congress to act on unemployment benefits
    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- With unemployment benefits set to expire Saturday for about 1.3 million Americans, President Obama on Friday pressed for Congress to act, calling two senators who have offered legislation that would extend them for three months. The...
  • Extended unemployment benefits expire for more than 25,000 Marylanders

    Extended unemployment benefits expire for more than 25,000 Marylanders
    Emergency unemployment benefits will expire Saturday for more than 25,000 out-of-work Marylanders, with thousands more projected to run out in the first half of next year unless Congress decides to reverse course and approve an extension. Wenetha Leslie,...
  • Long-term unemployment benefits expire: 6 things to know

    Some 1.3 million Americans, including about 222,000 Californians, lost jobless benefits Saturday as the federal program to assist the long-term unemployed expired. Here are six things to know about who is affected and why the benefits went away. Who...
  • Letters: Being wealthy isn't a sin, but ...

    Re "It's no sin to be rich," Opinion, Dec. 27 Richard Riordan and Eli Broad are notable for their business acumen and philanthropic efforts, but their idea that we should rely on philanthropy to fulfill many societal needs is problematic. They decry...