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  • Better weather may have lifted job growth in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring went into a deep freeze this winter as harsh weather slowed the economy. A warmer March has raised a key question for Friday's monthly jobs report: Did hiring rebound in March along with the temperatures? Most economists think it did. But some of the pickup in hiring...

  • Fruit of the Loom closing Jamestown plant

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than 600 workers will lose their jobs under Fruit of the Loom's plans to close its plant in Jamestown. The company said it was moving the plant's textile operations to Honduras to save money. The company plans to close the plant in phases from June 8 through Dec....

  • U.S. stocks slip, but hold close to an all-time high

    NEW YORK — The stock market held close to its all-time high on Thursday amid optimism that the economy is set to strengthen. Stocks are on course for their best weekly gain in seven weeks after investors got more encouraging news on the economy. A survey showed that U.S. service firms...

  • Stocks ease below record highs ahead of jobs news

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing lower for the first time in five days as traders look ahead to a key report on the U.S. job market. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell two points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 1,888 Thursday. The index closed at an all-time high a day earlier. The Dow...

  • Oil rises on anticipation of improved jobs report

    The price of oil rose as traders anticipated positive news in the monthly U.S. jobs report. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery gained 67 cents Thursday to close at $100.29 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to set prices for international varieties of oil, rose...

  • Jobless benefits bill set to pass Senate on Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to restore jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed has cleared a final Senate hurdle before a vote on passage set for Monday. The vote was 61-35 Thursday to advance the bill, one more than the 60 needed. Most Republicans voted against advancing the bill,...

  • Applications for US jobless aid up 16,000 to 326,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Despite the increase, the number remains close to pre-recession levels and points to stable hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average...

  • Senate jobless benefits bill advances slowly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to resurrect benefits for the long-term unemployed took an essential step Wednesday toward likely Senate approval, despite complaints from Republicans that Democrats refuse to allow changes designed to stimulate job creation. The vote was 61-38, one more than the...

  • VIDEO: Senate Dems and GOP weigh in on jobs and minimum wage

    Senate leaders on both sides stressed the importance of getting Americans out of poverty. Some suggested raising the minimum wage, while others tout their job-creation plans.

  • Trying to put 'human face' on jobs problem, Janet Yellen highlights workers with criminal records

    New Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen appears to have stumbled into a controversial area in her efforts to humanize the ongoing weakness of the U.S. labor market. In a speech monday at a conference on community reinvestment in Chicago, Yellen relayed anecdotes about three workers...

  • Survey: US companies add 191,000 jobs in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows that U.S. companies increased hiring at a healthy pace last month, suggesting that the jobs market is recovering from a brutal winter. Payroll processer ADP says private employers added 191,000 jobs in March. ADP also revised February's job creation up...

  • Further look at minimum wage polls finds support broad but shallow

    President Obama and the rest of the Democrats are pushing the minimum wage hike issue hard this week -- and why wouldn't they? It is one of the few issues they have right now that polls really well, with most surveys finding upwards of 60 percent to 70 percent of people backing it. Surely that...

  • Janet Yellen: The job market is 'tougher now than in any recession' in some ways

    The problem with the U.S. economy isn't that workers lack the skills needed for today's jobs, it's that there aren't enough jobs to be had, Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said Monday.

  • The week ahead in economics: The jobs report and long-term unemployment

    As the economy slowly and haltingly recovers from the recession, a major question about the job market looms, namely, whether those who gave up looking for work in the past few years are ever coming back. A related question, with more immediate implications for the Federal Reserve in...

  • Companies receive incentives, fail to deliver jobs

    ATLANTA (AP) — State records show many companies that have been awarded expansion grants have fallen short of delivering the number of jobs they promised to state officials looking to bolster economic development. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that a group of companies...



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