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  • Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January

    Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January
    The percentage of Americans who say they lack health insurance ticked down slightly in January, according to new data that appear to reflect the first effects of President Obama’s health law. Gallup, which has regularly tracked Americans’...
  • Wearing a coat at home [Commentary]

    Wearing a coat at home [Commentary]
    This winter, Katherine Hackett is wearing a hat and coat around her Connecticut house. In order to save on heating costs, she keeps her thermostat set at 58 degrees. After 17 years in the health-care industry, after raising two sons who are now in the...
  • Senate's Schumer calls on Democrats to fight for government

    Senate's Schumer calls on Democrats to fight for government
    WASHINGTON – One of the Democrats' top strategists in Congress said his party should punch back against the rise of the conservative tea party with a full-throated defense of government. He called for a 2014 legislative agenda that promotes jobs,...
  • 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...
  • Cutting Jobless Benefits Is Blaming The Unemployed

    On Saturday, long-term unemployment insurance benefits for 1.3 million unemployed Americans expired. The program began in 1935 to help the army of unemployed workers facing personal economic devastation, not because they were unwilling to work, but...
  • Where the jobs are

    Where the jobs are
    A friend recently got stuck when he tried to explain to his son, who was struggling to find a job, how our economy got to be the way it is. He asked my help since I am a well-known crank on the matter. I offered him three short anecdotes: Last summer...
  • Thumbs Down For Jobless Cutoff; Up For Access Health CT

    Thumbs down to Congress for ending long-term unemployment benefits to 22,000 Connecticut residents. It's heartless to cut that lifeline off to those who haven't been able to find jobs after months of looking. The state's unemployment rate is 7.9 percent...
  • After a fruitless year in Washington, New Year's blues ahead

    WASHINGTON -- As President Obama greets the new year amid the balmy breezes of Hawaii, he must brace himself for the stiff winds that await him back here in the nation's dysfunctional capital. Desperate to accentuate the positive, his political...
  • Initial jobless claims drop slightly

    Initial jobless claims drop slightly
    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...
  • Illegal immigrants steal American jobs [Letter]

    Illegal immigrants steal American jobs [Letter]
    Let's see: Encourage as many uninvited migrants (new Marylanders, as Gov. Martin O'Malley would call them) as possible to come to the state with in-state tuition, driver licenses, and inferred amnesty while expressing outrage over the cut-off of federal...