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  • Economy shrinks for first time in 3 years; markets shrug off report

    Economy shrinks for first time in 3 years; markets shrug off report
    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. The...
  • Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared

    Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared
    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...
  • Chief of state unemployment insurance program gets back to basics

    Chief of state unemployment insurance program gets back to basics
    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-...
  • Weekly jobless claims jump to 326,000 after hitting seven-year low

    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...
  • U.S. jobless claims drop after three weeks of increases

    U.S. jobless claims drop after three weeks of increases
    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...
  • A push for extended unemployment benefits

    A push for extended unemployment benefits
    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...
  • Fix Unemployment Now campaign seeks to reform jobless insurance

    Fix Unemployment Now campaign seeks to reform jobless insurance
    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...
  • June auto sales: Nissan results led by Altima, Rogue

    June auto sales: Nissan results led by Altima, Rogue
    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...
  • June auto sales: Driven by Camry, Toyota posts 10% increase

    June auto sales: Driven by Camry, Toyota posts 10% increase
    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...
  • DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers

    DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers
    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...
  • Free IRS online help if you are financially struggling

    Free IRS online help if you are financially struggling
    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...