| May 29, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The economy performed worse than initially estimated amid severe winter weather in the first quarter, contracting for the first time in three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
Wall Street shrugged off the news in early trading.
| May 29, 2014
| 5:59 PM
The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year.
Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:50 PM
It's "back-to-basics" time at the state unemployment insurance program, where a new director, more staff and fewer computer problems are reviving a troubled agency.
Although the Employment Development Department's many critics are taking a wait-and-...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:21 AM
Initial jobless claims jumped by 28,000 after hitting a seven-year low, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth, according to government figures released Thursday.
About 326,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Initial jobless claims fell last week, a welcoming sign for the labor market after a few weeks where applications inched up.
The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 319,000 last week, a decrease of 26,000 from the week...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger wants jobless Marylanders whose unemployment checks have run out to send him their stories and photos as he and other Democrats push for a House vote on extended benefits.
"Over the past four months, I've heard from...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:07 PM
A group seeking to reform the state’s unemployment insurance system kicked off its campaign Thursday outside an Employment Development Department office in South Los Angeles.
Backed by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, the...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:41 AM
The auto industry recovery has been good to Nissan, which posted its best June sales total ever.
Sales rose nearly 13% to 104,124 vehicles compared to the same month a year earlier.
The automaker’s Altima sedan led in total numbers, with 26,904...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. sales increased 9.8% in June compared to the same month last year, the automaker reported Tuesday.
Toyota also noted that its Camry -- the top-selling passenger car in the U.S. for the last 11 years -- surpassed 10 million in total...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:03 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Frustrated Florida lawmakers questioned the head of the state’s jobs agency Wednesday over the state’s problem-plagued unemployment benefits system.
One lawmaker suggested Florida should "freeze out" the company that...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Even though South Florida's economy is on the rebound, some people are still struggling -- and the Internal Revenue Service wants to help with information.
People can go online to irs.gov and find out if they pay taxes on unemployment benefits. (Yes, if...