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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall

Washington (AFP) – New claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell last week to 300,000, pulling the trend line to its lowest level in nearly seven years, the Labor Department said Thursday. New claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, fell by 27,000 in the week to May 24. The four-week moving average fell […]

May 29, 2014

Obamacare Cost Forecast Is Reduced 7 Percent By U.S. Fiscal Watchdog

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7 percent over the next decade, according to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office. The government’s reduction of $104 billion in subsidies for those premiums was the main factor that […]

April 15, 2014