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  • First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the...

  • Applications for US unemployment aid jump to 329K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a...

  • Treasury Secretary to visit Detroit on jobs push

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to visit Detroit to explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth. Lew on Thursday plans to convene a meeting with foundation leaders to discuss ways the nonprofit sector can help. The focus will be creating and investing in...

  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the...

  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine. First lady Michelle Obama announced the...

  • Michelle Obama unveils new jobs website for veterans

    First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday announced a new online initiative to help military members and veterans find new jobs in the private sector. The new online Veterans Employment Center at ebenefits.va.gov includes tools to help "translate military skills into the civilian workforce," the...

  • Textron eliminating 750 Cessna, Beechcraft jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division. The layoffs will occur over the next 60 days. Both aircraft makers are based in Wichita, Kan., and Textron says about 575 of the affected jobs...

  • In richest U.S. county, 31 percent work for government

    Those who live in this nation's richest county and those who live its poorest have an important thing in common: a disproportionate dependence on government.

  • Math mistakes lead government to pay contractors up to 3 times market rate under Davis-Bacon

    Construction workers at companies doing work for the federal government are paid as much as three times what their peers outside of government get for the same work, a Washington Examiner review of federal statistics found.

  • Acco to add 162-job call center in Booneville

    BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Acco Brands will add a 162-employee call center at its Booneville factory and distribution center. The company announced the $1.6 million investment Tuesday. The state of Mississippi will give Acco $150,000 to modify a building and the Tennessee Valley Authority will...

  • Job market for college grads better but still weak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit. But finding work — especially a dream job — remains tough for those just graduating. Many...

  • Northern Indiana plant closing could cost 120 jobs

    LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana metal casting factory is set to close, a move that could eliminate about 120 jobs in the coming months. LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo says ATI Casting plans in June to start shutting the factory in the city about 25 miles west of South Bend. Milo tells The...

  • Besieged LA-area battery recycler warns of layoffs

    VERNON, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-area battery recycler that was shut down amid complaints of toxic pollution has sent layoff notices to its 120 employees. Exide Technologies said Monday that the layoffs are temporary and could take effect in 60 days. The South Coast Air Quality Management...

  • First-time unemployment insurance claims rise

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending April 12 increased from the previous week's total. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Monday that initial claims rose to 2,461 from the previous week's total of 2,101. There were 2,620...

  • Zogby Report Card: Russia's winning, and Obama has few options

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has a real problem on his hands: a lack of options in dealing with issues like Russia, immigration, Syria and the Middle East.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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