12/10/13 10:10 AM
The number of positions waiting to be filled rose by 42,000 to 3.925 million, the highest since May 2008, from a revised 3.883 million in September, the Labor Department reported Tuesday in Washington. The pace of hiring decreased.
By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 12/10/13 07:36 AM
A proposal to raise various government fees to offset sequester-driven budget cuts is at the heart of a pending Congressional budget deal, though some are warning lawmakers that higher fees is another way of saying tax increase.
12/10/13 12:00 AM
DETROIT — The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on its bailout of General Motors, but still says the alternative would have been much worse. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Tuesday that the government sold its remaining shares in the Detroit automaker. The government...
12/09/13 11:07 PM
(www.nasdaq.com) Investing.com - A decision by the Federal Reserve to begin tapering the pace of its monthly asset purchases will become increasingly likely if the.
By Paul Bedard | 12/09/13 01:48 PM
Washington’s $49.5 billion bailout of General Motors saved at least 1.2 million jobs, protected hundreds of thousands of pensions and earned about $40 billion in tax collections, turning what some have dubbed a poor investment into a whopping bang for Uncle Sam, according to a new report....
By Associated Press | 12/09/13 10:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent. Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize influence on America's economy and politics. This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality. The...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/09/13 09:08 AM
Friday is the deadline for the budget conference committee mandated by the debt ceiling deal to reach an agreement. The top negotiators, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington and Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, are considering a deal that would lift some of the...
By Associated Press | 12/07/13 03:38 PM
Online shopping is taking a bite out of holiday hiring, more and more senior citizens are looking for work, and low-paying jobs aren't getting much better.
By Associated Press | 12/07/13 02:06 PM
Virtually every single important economic indicator has brightened, but that doesn't necessarily predict smooth sailing for President Obama's second-term agenda and party ahead of next year's elections.
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/07/13 11:43 AM
President Obama on Saturday urged lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits set to expire by year’s end, saying that failing to do so would deal a blow to the economy and millions of struggling families. “For many families, it can be the difference between hardship and catastrophe,” said...
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