03/05/14 06:00 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped half a percentage point to 7.8 percent in the latest month reported as the number of job seekers not working fell despite an increase in the labor force, the state reported Wednesday. The state Department of...
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 03/05/14 08:39 AM
A private survey shows that U.S. companies added slightly more jobs in February than in the previous month, but harsh winter weather weighed on hiring for the third straight month.
03/05/14 08:15 AM
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — American Eurocopter has changed its name to Airbus Helicopters Inc. and will begin manufacturing a new commercial helicopter in Columbus. WCBI-TV in Columbus reports (http://bit.ly/1q5AG8E) the announcement came Tuesday in Columbus. The plant in Columbus has...
03/04/14 07:00 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials say an Indianapolis-based mortgage company plans to expand its headquarters and create up to 400 new jobs by 2017. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said Tuesday that Stonegate Mortgage Corp. will invest $6.2 million to lease and equip an additional...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/04/14 01:04 PM
At an event at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Obama said the $3.9 trillion plan followed through on his promise in February’s State of the Union address to push policies that helped the middle class and fight income inequality.
By Joseph Lawler | 03/03/14 07:51 AM
A jam-packed week for economics-related news in Washington is threatened by Winter Storm Titan, which is bearing down on the Mid-Atlantic region. Here’s what’s on the schedule: House budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., is scheduled to publish a report Monday criticizing the U.S....
By Joseph Lawler | 02/27/14 01:45 PM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen lent credence Thursday to a Congressional Budget Office study of the minimum wage that White House economists had criticized for its finding that an increase favored by President Obama would cost 500,000 jobs. In an unusual criticism of the nonpartisan...
02/27/14 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, though the broader trend in applications remained stable. But the four-week average was unchanged at 338,250, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications...
02/27/14 10:30 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Cox Communications is centralizing its call center operations, a move that will eliminate 246 jobs in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette but lead to 150 new positions at its Baton Rouge operations. The net loss to Cox's operations in the state is 96 jobs. The...
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 02/27/14 08:30 AM
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, though the broader trend in applications remained stable. But the four-week average was unchanged at 338,250, the Labor Department said Thursday.
By Sean Lengell | 02/26/14 06:33 PM
House Democrats on Wednesday ramped up efforts to pressure Republicans to support an increase in the national minimum wage, demanding House Speaker John Boehner immediately hold a vote on legislation to increase the hourly rate to $10.10. With no Republicans on board and Boehner, R-Ohio,...
02/26/14 04:45 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sony Electronics will slash 400 jobs in San Diego this year as part of a restructuring of the Japanese conglomerate that will see 5,000 layoffs worldwide. U-T San Diego says (http://bit.ly/OCSF8z ) Sony is undertaking a major makeover as it sees its TV and computer market...
02/26/14 02:15 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Used car dealership chain CarMax says it plans to hire more than 1,200 workers across the country. The Richmond-based company said in a news release that the positions include sales, service operations, purchasing and the business office. Both full-time and part-time...
By David M. Drucker | 02/26/14 12:36 PM
Portman said a reasonable deal remains on the table that would attract the GOP votes needed to pass legislation in the Senate, but Reid would rather try to damage the Republicans politically by painting them as against unemployment insurance.
By Joseph Lawler | 02/25/14 05:20 PM
Robots aren't coming for our jobs, but they're probably lowering our wages. That's the takeaway from a new survey of top academic economists conducted by the Initiative on Global Markets Forum, affiliated with the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.
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