Average Full-Time Workweek Is 47 Hours, Gallup Says

Average Full-Time Workweek Is 47 Hours, Gallup Says

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times Full-time American workers labor the equivalent of nearly an additional day each week, averaging 47 hours instead of the standard 40, accordi ...

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U.S. Economy Grew At Robust 4.2 Percent Pace In 2nd Quarter

U.S. Economy Grew At Robust 4.2 Percent Pace In 2nd Quarter

Washington (AFP) -- The U.S. Commerce Department raised its estimate for U.S. economic growth to 4.2 percent Thursday, confirming the solid rebound from the first quarter's steep ...

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Coalitions Sue Forest Service To Block Alaska Old-Growth Timber Sale

Coalitions Sue Forest Service To Block Alaska Old-Growth Timber Sale

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times SEATTLE -- Two coalitions of environmental groups have filed three separate suits against the U.S. Forest Service, hoping to stop what the ...

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises For Fourth Straight Month

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises For Fourth Straight Month

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. consumer confidence increased for a fourth straight month in August, the Conference Board said Tuesday, with views of the jobs market improving with the p ...

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Yellen: U.S. Jobs Market ‘Yet To Fully Recover’

Yellen: U.S. Jobs Market ‘Yet To Fully Recover’

By Paul Handley Washington (AFP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the U.S. jobs market has not yet fully recovered, but acknowledged that data is sending mix ...

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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall

Washington (AFP) -- New claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell more than expected last week, another sign of tightening in the jobs market, official data released Th ...

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San Diego City Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto Of Minimum Wage Hike

San Diego City Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto Of Minimum Wage Hike

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego City Council voted Monday to override the mayor's veto of a minimum wage increase -- setting the stage for another high ...

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More Than A Third Of Americans Have Saved Nothing For Retirement According To New Survey

More Than A Third Of Americans Have Saved Nothing For Retirement According To New Survey

By Becky Yerak, Chicago Tribune More than a third of Americans have no retirement savings, and millennials feel more financially secure than other age groups despite being the lea ...

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Manufacturing Leads U.S. Industrial Output Higher

Manufacturing Leads U.S. Industrial Output Higher

Washington (AFP) -- Manufacturing pushed U.S. industrial production higher in July in the sixth straight months of gains, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Total output of the nati ...

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U.S. Jobless Claims Rise To 6-Week High

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise To 6-Week High

Washington (AFP) -- Initial claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose to a six-week high last week but the overall trend continued to show a tightening labor market, go ...

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