| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:18 AM
The California Assembly will hold a hearing Wednesday to determine what exactly went wrong with a botched upgrade to the state's unemployment benefits computer system that has left thousands without jobless checks for weeks.
The Times has reported...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service on Friday reported a $5-billion loss in the last fiscal year and again urged Congress to take legislative action that would help the agency shore up its finances.
The $5-billion loss during the fiscal year that...
| Dec 11, 2013
Here's what counts as success in Washington these days: a budget deal that almost everyone hates and that doesn't solve any of the country's major problems.
The spending bill that Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:54 AM
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...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:22 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite the partial government shutdown, the tax man still cometh.
The Internal Revenue Service said that even though most of the agency's employees have been furloughed, Tuesday remained the filing deadline for millions of people who...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON -- The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits unexpectedly plunged last week to its lowest level since 2006, but the data were skewed because computer upgrades in two states prevented them from processing all their claims,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:51 AM
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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose slightly last week to 333,000 but the average over the past month dropped to its lowest level since 2007, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits in...
| Sep 29, 2013
News came last month that the Obama administration, following the lead of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his government's so-called Nudge Unit, is recruiting behavioral scientists to help shape regulatory policy. Nudges are ways of offering...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week, ending the year on a downward trend as holiday season volatility appeared to ease.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to 339,000 in the week ended...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:34 AM
The country's labor market recovery was uneven last month with unemployment rates rising in 28 states and falling in eight, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Monday's data show that 11 states and the District...