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  • 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...

  • Groundbreaking set for physics research facility at Michigan State

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking is scheduled for a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University. The school says an event celebrating the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is planned for Monday morning on the university's East Lansing campus. U.S. Sens. Carl...

  • Is the immigration system really broken?

    President Obama likes to talk about how the immigration system is "broken," most recently on Thursday when he ordered a review of deportation practices after a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

  • Senate strikes deal on unemployment insurance extension

    The Senate surprisingly announced a deal Thursday to restore unemployment insurance benefits to more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans. Optimism for a deal appeared low as early as Wednesday, when several senators said they didn't think a compromise would be reached before the...

  • Manhattan Moment: Democrats don't practice what they preach on minimum wage

    Once again, congressional leaders are telling Americans to do as they say, not as they do.

  • Obama signs order to revise overtime pay rules

    President Obama on Thursday unveiled his latest initiative to boost workers' pay, saying he wanted to “restore the common-sense principle behind overtime.”

  • Applications for US jobless aid dip to 3-month low

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, a sign the job market is picking up after a winter slump.

  • Lower crime now may be a fruit of welfare reform 20 years ago

    The jobs data are certainly depressing, as economists of just about every ideological stripe agree. Total national employment is down from the 2007 peak of 147 million to 144 million.

  • Washington will never work until bureaucrats know they can be fired tomorrow

    Are liberals really incapable of governing because they are blind to the inherent flaws of massive bureaucracies? National Review Online's Jim Geraghty makes a persuasive case today for that proposition. "In most professions, when you end up spending ten times what you budgeted, the...

  • Labor market mystery: The ranks of the long-term unemployed swell, despite benefits cut

    In a mysterious labor market development, the December expiration of extended unemployment benefits has yet to show up in the data for early 2014. February's jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed labor market resilience, as businesses added 175,000 jobs and the labor force...

  • Hiring and job creation stall in January

    Hiring and job creation slowed in January, suggesting that labor markets remain too anemic to cut into the shortfall of roughly 6 million jobs that would be needed for the U.S. economy to be healthy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday that the number of job openings increased...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    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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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    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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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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