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  • Manufacturing in Ohio seeing slow, steady growth

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's identity is tied in many ways to what it has made for generations — steel, cars, glass, tires and, yes, even footballs. While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state's economy, its fortunes and the fate of its political leaders still rise and fall with the...

  • A quick look at manufacturing jobs in Ohio

    Annual number of manufacturing employees in Ohio since 2000: ___ 2000 — 1,023,000 2001 — 955,000 2002 — 884,000 2003 — 845,000 2004 — 823,000 2005 — 812,000 2006 — 796,000 2007 — 771,000 2008 — 739,000 2009 — 629,000 2010 — 620,000 2011 — 638,000 2012 — 656,000 2013 — 662,000 ___...

  • Colorado loses 700 jobs but unemployment rate dips

    DENVER (AP) — State officials say Colorado lost 700 jobs in August but the unemployment rate dropped as the labor force shrank. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday all the losses came in private sector payroll jobs. The unemployment rate fell from 5.3 percent in July to...

  • SC's unemployment rate increases to 6.4 percent

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate rose again in August to 6.4 percent, putting the state above the national jobless rate, according to labor data released Friday. The rise of six-tenths of a percentage point marked the second consecutive increase after three months...

  • Ohio unemployment rate unchanged for August

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate for August was unchanged from the previous month, according to state statistics released Friday. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said last month's 5.7 percent unemployment rate was identical to July's, with overall non-agricultural...

  • For GOP, importance of Scott Walker race equals any Senate matchup

    The race is important to the national GOP for two reasons. One reason is that Walker may well be a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination — but only if he wins re-election first.

  • Bill seeks fairer treatment for black lung victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease who are pursuing benefits claims. The bill by the two coal-state senators comes after an investigation by the Center for Public...

  • Scott Walker accused of violating OSHA when he climbs out of pit in ad

    "Gov. Walker's violations send the wrong message to anyone trying follow the rules and come home safe at the end of the day," said local union president Jeff Kaminiski.

  • Former lead paint manufacturers file briefs to Calif. appeals court

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A group of former lead paint manufacturers are appealing a judge’s decision holding them liable for the lead paint in millions of homes in California, saying in briefs this week that the ruling was “improper” and a $1.15 billion remedy “erroneous.” On...

  • Supermarket feud tied to monthly job figures

    BOSTON (AP) — The worker revolt at the Market Basket supermarket chain appears to have caused a ripple effect in the Massachusetts economy, with the state reporting Thursday that several thousand jobs were lost in August, largely because of "temporary employment disruptions" in the retail...

  • Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 299,500, the Labor...

  • FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

    DALLAS (AP) — Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. That's up from about 40,000 temporary holiday workers hired last year....

  • Laments, long lines amid Air France pilots' strike

    PARIS (AP) — "I'm going to cry!" groaned Stephanie Leon, parking a palm on her forehead in distress as she walked into Charles de Gaulle airport and saw the departures board: Her Air France flight to the Dominican Republic had been cancelled. Hers was but one of the untold thousands of travails...

  • USDA: Rain, cold hampering Illinois corn harvest

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wet, cool conditions across much of Illinois have slowed the state's corn harvesting to a creep, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on the heels of its forecast of a record year for production of the grain and soybeans. Illinois corn growers through Sunday had only managed...

  • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

    DALLAS (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping. The Atlanta-based company said Tuesday that the positions will include package...



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