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  • Conservative House Republicans push jobs bill

    A group of conservative House Republicans introduced a comprehensive job-creation bill Wednesday designed to ease federal regulations and weaken organized labor's influence — longstanding GOP bugaboos the party says have hurt the economy. The Republican Study Committee measure also aims to...

  • Cheese producer Saputo to close Wisconsin plant

    NEW LONDON, Wis. (AP) — Cheese producer Saputo has announced plans to close four plants, including one in New London. The Montreal-based company says it is consolidating production into other Saputo facilities to improve efficiency. In addition to the New London plant, the other facilities...

  • Union alleges Spirit used health info in layoffs

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The union representing engineers at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. accused the aerospace company Wednesday of terminating hundreds of workers last year because they were too old and a burden on health insurance costs, claims that the company vehemently denies. The Society of...

  • Young workers change jobs frequently, study shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Young adults born in the early 1980s held an average of just over six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey showed Wednesday. Since 1997, the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics has been keeping tabs on about 9,000 young men and women born in the...

  • Levi Strauss to eliminate about 800 jobs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Levi Strauss & Co. will eliminate about 800 jobs, almost 20 percent of its non-retail and non-manufacturing employees, over the next 12 to 18 months. The privately held company said that its restructuring plan will help it become more competitive, lower costs and improve...

  • White House: Women most in need of minimum wage increase

    Looking to ratchet up pressure on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, the White House in a new report Wednesday argued that increasing such payments to $10.10 an hour would prove even more beneficial to women than men. Obama and congressional Democrats are using the minimum wage as a...

  • EXography: Federal workers make up to twice as much as others doing same job

    Across the country, employees of companies with federal contracts make up to twice what others doing the same work in the region make, dramatically increasing the costs to taxpayers, a Washington Examiner analysis found.

  • Joe Biden on whether he'll run for president: 'I'm here about jobs, not mine'

    Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday deflected a reporter's question about whether he'll run for president in 2016 during a visit to a New Hampshire business offering job-training programs. "I'm here about jobs, not mine," Biden said. New Hampshire is famous for having the first-in-the-nation...

  • President Obama's overtime pay gambit

    If you take an economics course, you may learn about the different events that can cause an increase in workers' pay. The demand for the product a worker makes may rise, causing the demand for workers to go up. The supply of workers may decline, causing employers to bid up wages to keep the ones...

  • California hospital strike averted by contract deal

    A planned strike by thousands of University of California hospital workers was averted after contract talks yielded a deal, officials said Sunday.

  • House and Senate to clash this week on Ukraine and jobless pay measures

    The House and Senate this week are set to clash on legislation to extend federal jobless benefits as well as a measure to provide a loan package to troubled Ukraine. The Senate on Monday is poised to move forward on a bill that would supply Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees aimed at...

  • Job security declining for people in unions

    Economist Allison Schrager points out a little-noticed shift in the workforce that explains part of the membership problem Big Labor is facing: Union members are now experiencing declining job security. This is notable because job security is a key benefit to joining a union in the first...

  • Joe Biden to visit New Hampshire

    Vice President Joe Biden is heading to New Hampshire next week for a White House jobs event, a trip that is certain to stoke speculation about his future political plans. The White House announced that Biden will travel to Nashua, N.H., on Tuesday, March 25, for “an event highlighting...

  • The five numbers Janet Yellen watches for signs the jobs market is improving

    On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced that it was discontinuing its 6.5 percent unemployment rate threshold for considering raising short-term interest rates above zero percent. Instead of the unemployment rate, the Janet Yellen-led Fed said that it would “assess progress” toward...

  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, which is close to pre-recession levels and suggests a stable job market. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile figure, fell 3,500 to 327,000, the lowest since late...



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