U.S. Jobless Claims Tick A Bit Higher

U.S. Jobless Claims Tick A Bit Higher

Washington (AFP) - New claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits edged higher last week but still remained close to a seven-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday. Ame ...

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Obama, Biden Tout Job-Training Grants

Obama, Biden Tout Job-Training Grants

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau   WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama promoted his latest attempt to help U.S. workers compete in the global “skills race,” a ...

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America Can Attain Full Employment With A Bold Approach To The Jobs Emergency

America Can Attain Full Employment With A Bold Approach To The Jobs Emergency

A new report from the Rediscovering Government Initiative lays out 15 ways the government can create more and better jobs starting right now. After five long years, the economy ha ...

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A Few Republicans Push House To Move On Jobless Bill After Senate OK

A Few Republicans Push House To Move On Jobless Bill After Senate OK

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As soon as the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a measure Monday to extend unemployment aid to jobless Americans, a bele ...

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The Real Face Of Poverty

The Real Face Of Poverty

"We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and ...

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Yellen: Slack U.S. Labor Market Still Needs Fed Support

Yellen: Slack U.S. Labor Market Still Needs Fed Support

By Paul Handley Washington (AFP) - Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen argued Monday that the U.S. labor market remains slack and that Federal Reserve policy needs to stay focused ...

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The Progressive Budget Reminds Us That Government Can Create Jobs

The Progressive Budget Reminds Us That Government Can Create Jobs

Unemployment is still a major problem in the U.S., and the best solutions involve a more aggressive government response. The Congressional Progressive Caucus budget, released last ...

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Rebuilding The American Dream, One Insurance Policy At A Time

Rebuilding The American Dream, One Insurance Policy At A Time

The Republicans give lots of reasons for their opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Only two really matter. One is politics. The other is money. More precisely, big-business mon ...

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Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs In February; Unemployment Rate Up To 6.7 Percent

Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs In February; Unemployment Rate Up To 6.7 Percent

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The economy added 175,000 net new jobs last month, a surprisingly robust figure given the bad winter weather, the Labor Departme ...

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GOP’s Minimum Wage Hysteria Is Overblown (Again)

GOP’s Minimum Wage Hysteria Is Overblown (Again)

Since the Congressional Budget Office projected on Tuesday that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would "reduce total employment by about 500,000 workers," Republicans a ...

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