| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:49 PM
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.
| Mar 13, 2013
Last Friday, the Labor Department reported that 236,000 new jobs were created in February. That's good news -- but not nearly good enough. Even if this rate were to continue, which seems unlikely, the United States wouldn't be back to pre-recession levels...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:04 AM
At this time of severe cutbacks in government funding for food stamps, early childhood education and Meals on Wheels, some Maryland legislators are hard at work looking out for the welfare of one of the world's wealthiest corporations. Under a bill...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 6:17 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:15 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:04 AM
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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:05 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:24 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:21 AM
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...