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  • Chan Lowe: New York tops Florida in population

    Chan Lowe: New York tops Florida in population
    To me, it's unimportant which state has the most people. Sure, federal funds are affected, as is the apportionment of congressional districts. How well a state takes care of its citizens, though, is of far greater significance. New York is a state...
  • Department OKs payments to Florida's unemployed delayed by flawed online system

    Department OKs payments to Florida's unemployed delayed by flawed online system
    The U. S. Department of Labor on Saturday authorized unemployment payments to Florida's unemployed whose claims have been delayed due to the state's flawed online unemployment system, Connect. The Department of Economic Opportunity said it met with...
  • 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...
  • Government, unions offer advice, answers on furloughs

    As thousands of federal workers prepare to be furloughed, many are concerned about how to deal with a pay cut. Keith Everett, a chief steward with the American Federation of Government Employees, said his union held two meetings in recent weeks at...
  • Ehrlich column another hack attack

    Ehrlich column another hack attack
    It was quite entertaining to read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column alleging President Barack Obama has made numerous foreign policy blunders ("Obama foreign policy follies befuddle both left and right," June 9). Unfortunately, Mr. Ehrlich was only...
  • Initial jobless claims drop to 334,000

    Initial jobless claims drop to 334,000
    WASHINGTON -- New jobless claims dropped more than expected last week, nearing a five-year low and continuing a downward trend this month that bodes well for the labor market. There were 334,000 people who applied for unemployment benefits for the first...
  • Report gives Md. a 'D' for manufacturing health

    Report gives Md. a 'D' for manufacturing health
    An Indiana university said Monday that it gave Maryland a "D" for its manufacturing-industry health, adding that tax levels are likely a turnoff for companies in the sector. Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research gave the...
  • Unemployed? Underemployed? Recently hired? We'd like to talk

    Unemployed? Underemployed? Recently hired? We'd like to talk
    The state on Friday will release its monthly jobs report showing whether the unemployment rate rose or fell in May. The monthly data release will also show which sectors added or shed jobs last month. Ahead of Friday’s news, our team of economy...
  • Initial jobless claims rise, but still show labor market growth

    Initial jobless claims rise, but still show labor market growth
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims jumped by 18,000 last week, but remained at a level that indicates moderate labor market growth. There were 354,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ending Saturday, up from a revised...
  • Some ugly misconceptions about food stamps

    Some ugly misconceptions about food stamps
    It’s back to the drawing board as Congress voted against its farm bill Thursday in an unexpected defeat for legislation relied upon to set U.S. food policy. Some conservative Republicans thought the bill didn't curtail enough spending, while many...
  • Weekly jobless claims down; personal income and spending up

    Weekly jobless claims down; personal income and spending up
    WASHINGTON -- The government reported more positive signs for the economic recovery Thursday as initial jobless claims dropped last week and consumers' personal income and spending rose in May. The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for...