08/14/14 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels. Weekly applications for unemployment aid climbed 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week's...
08/13/14 06:46 PM
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is urging Market Basket employees to go back to work while a deal to sell the chain is hammered out. Patrick told reporters Wednesday that he spoke with ousted former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. He also spoke with Market Basket Board Chairman Keith O. Cowan and with...
08/13/14 02:30 PM
GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — In the first strike in Galesburg in 37 years, teachers in the northwestern Illinois city began walking the picket lines Wednesday after their union rejected a contract offered by the public school district. The 500-member union and district officials disputed the role...
08/13/14 12:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has emphasized his support of labor unions in the nationally watched governor's contest. Quinn is a Chicago Democrat. He faces what's expected to be a tough challenge from Republican businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur). Quinn told a group of...
08/13/14 09:15 AM
HEBRON, Ky. (AP) — Amazon says it plans to hire hundreds of workers in northern Kentucky. The company says it plans to hire 300 full-time employees at its fulfillment center in Hebron to pack and mail customer orders. Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore said in a statement to The Kentucky...
By Joseph Lawler | 08/13/14 07:39 AM
A top conservative economist thinks he has found a way to take President Obama at his word, and ensure that no one working full time has to live in poverty -- while getting rid of the minimum wage.
08/12/14 09:00 PM
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state employees must pay a significantly larger share of their health insurance premiums than their counterparts in other states, a report released Tuesday said. Nevada is one of 11 states where employees covered at least one-fourth of the cost of their premium last...
08/12/14 08:45 PM
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — The Market Basket supermarket chain says it has sent a final notice to headquarters and distribution workers protesting the firing of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to return to work by Friday. The company said Tuesday letters were sent to about 200 workers it says...
08/12/14 08:15 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance plans offered to state employees in California and elsewhere are relatively generous, with government picking up a large share of deductibles and co-pays, according to a report released Tuesday. The report by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D....
08/12/14 03:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple Inc. showed 54 percent of the company's...
By Sean Higgins | 08/12/14 03:18 PM
Thousands of Wisconsin public sector workers have dropped their union membership since Gov. Scott Walker's reforms have taken effect.
By Justin Green | 08/12/14 02:31 PM
Map perfectly sums up the unemployment rate since 1976.
08/12/14 02:01 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government stepped in to halt a brief pilot's strike that stranded thousands of passengers Tuesday in the country's capital. More than 30 international and local flights by state-run Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral were cancelled or delayed,...
By Associated Press | 08/12/14 12:45 PM
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he'll work to create 100,000 new private-sector jobs over four years if he's re-elected.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/12/14 11:04 AM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings grew from 4.6 million in May to 4.7 million in June, confirming a trend toward accelerating job creation in the first half of 2014.
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