By Joel Kotkin and Michael Shires | 07/14/14 03:15 PM
When we think about American finance, the default Image is of a pinstriped banker on Wall Street. But increasingly, the financial services sector, which employs eight million people, is shifting away from the traditional bastions of money.
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 07/10/14 07:57 AM
Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began.
07/10/14 07:45 AM
LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana metal casting factory is about to close after 80 years, costing the jobs of some 120 workers. Allegheny Technologies Inc. had planned to shutter the ATI Casting Service plant in LaPorte by the end of June after unsuccessfully trying to sell it. Company...
By Becket Adams | 07/09/14 04:45 PM
Long-term unemployment in the U.S. fell 293,000 in June to 3.1 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this month.
By Washington Examiner | 07/08/14 05:17 PM
Think-tankers at the Urban Institute and Democratic congressional candidates like Natalie Tennant of West Virginia are even hinting that the employer mandate may not be justified. Funny, didn't Tea Partiers make the same arguments in 2009 and 2010?
By Joseph Lawler | 07/08/14 11:16 AM
Analysts had expected that the number of job openings for May would settle back down after a boom of nearly 10 percent in April. Instead, they rose again, from 4.5 to 4.6 million, according to the BLS' Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).
By David Freddoso | 07/07/14 06:53 PM
When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. economy was in the midst of the Great Recession of 2008. Five and a half years later, that historic swoon remains his excuse for continued economic stagnation.
07/07/14 09:15 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 28 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims decreased to 2,577 from the previous week's total of 2,604. For...
By Lawrence Kudlow | 07/07/14 11:56 AM
Let's bring American companies back home. There will be more growth, more investment, more jobs and much higher wages.
07/07/14 10:10 AM
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Fueled by a better-than-expected June jobs report, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 17,000 for the first time in history. However, the strong showing of a 6.1 percent unemployment rate failed to impress the Republican National Committee. “Once again,...
By Associated Press | 07/07/14 08:36 AM
An Ohio Department of Taxation report finds that since 2012 the amount of tax credits granted businesses promising to create and retain jobs has been going up.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/07/14 08:54 AM
There are finally signs that the long-awaited recovery, complete with above-trend economic growth, may finally be underway.
By Washington Examiner | 07/06/14 01:47 PM
On July 3, Commerce reported a gain of 288,000 jobs for June, the fifth-largest monthly increase of President Obama's tenure. Perhaps things are finally improving. Or perhaps there's something ugly beneath the surface.
By Paul Bedard | 07/05/14 07:46 AM
Pollster John Zogby saysÂ more Americans believe President Obama's agenda is finished, but his bid to go rogue and act without approval from Congress shows that he is not giving up the fight.
07/04/14 10:15 AM
AVIGNON, France (AP) — One of Europe's premier theater festivals is canceling some shows as French workers protest changes to their offseason unemployment benefits. The director of the Festival d'Avignon, Olivier Py, told journalists in Avignon that two plays scheduled to run on Friday's...
By Sean Higgins | 07/25/14
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