12/09/13 11:07 PM
(www.nasdaq.com) Investing.com - A decision by the Federal Reserve to begin tapering the pace of its monthly asset purchases will become increasingly likely if the.
By Sean Higgins | 12/09/13 05:05 PM
Defending Main Street, the super PAC of the Republican Main Street Partnership, has gotten $400,000 in donations from two major labor organizations: The Laborers' International Union of North America and the International Union of Operating Engineers, according to the National Journal. Big...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/09/13 09:08 AM
Friday is the deadline for the budget conference committee mandated by the debt ceiling deal to reach an agreement. The top negotiators, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington and Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, are considering a deal that would lift some of the...
By Sean Higgins | 12/08/13 08:03 PM
Turmoil inside the International Association of Machinists may cause Boeing to move production of its new 777X jet airliner outside of Washington. A major cause of the turmoil is the union's lack of democracy. No non-incumbent candidate opposing the current leadership at IAM has managed to get...
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...
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