12/07/13 04:39 PM
(www.businessweek.com) The share of economists predicting the Federal Reserve will reduce bond buying in December doubled after a government report showed back-to-back monthly payroll gains of 200,000 or more for the first time in almost a year.
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...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 04:01 PM
The White House stressed the importance of passing a new round of unemployment insurance before Congress leaves on its holiday break next week but did not insist that it be part of any budget deal lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finalizing. Unemployment benefits for nearly 1.3 million people are...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/06/13 12:28 PM
U.S. labor markets continued to show resilience in November, adding 203,000 jobs as the unemployment rate fell from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent. Friday’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows job growth slightly higher than last month, and the unemployment rate drifting down close...
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 10:39 AM
Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 06:08 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday amid a push for higher wages. Organizers say employees planned to forgo work in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But by late afternoon, it was...
12/05/13 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is growing faster, corporate profits are rising and companies are laying off the fewest workers in six years. The latest government reports point to economic momentum in the midst of the critical holiday shopping season. "The momentum looks strong," said...
By Sean Higgins | 12/05/13 02:04 PM
Nationwide, a reported 111 people were arrested at various Black Friday protests against Walmart last week, a number progressive activists have cited as proof that there is growing worker discontent against the retail giant. The key word here is "people." How many of those arrested actually...
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