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  • Jobs report: Fluke or sign of slowdown?

    Jobs report: Fluke or sign of slowdown?
    WASHINGTON -- Is it a fluke or a sign that the economy isn't as good as many thought? Analysts were shocked by Friday's Labor Department report that the economy added just 74,000 net new jobs in December, about one-third what many had forecast. The...
  • Jobless claims drop for third straight week as shutdown impact ends

    Jobless claims drop for third straight week as shutdown impact ends
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims fell for the third straight week as furloughed federal employees returned to work and the effects of the government shutdown abated, the Labor Department said Thursday. There were 340,000 people who filed for first-...
  • Initial jobless claims down slightly to 326,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims down slightly to 326,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week to the lowest level since November, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to 326,000 from a downwardly revised 328,000...
  • Planned layoffs jumped in October on drug, financial firm cutbacks

    Planned layoffs jumped in October on drug, financial firm cutbacks
    WASHINGTON -- Planned layoffs by U.S. employers jumped 13.5% last month, led by cutbacks at pharmaceutical and financial services firms, according to a report Wednesday. Employers announced plans to cut 45,730 jobs in October, up from 40,289 the...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level

    Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped for the fourth straight week after spiking because of the partial federal government shutdown, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 336,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time...
  • U.S. economy grows faster, but the details are less upbeat

    U.S. economy grows faster, but the details are less upbeat
    WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth improved in the third quarter to a surprisingly solid 2.8% annual rate, the fastest in a year, bolstered by a restocking of goods by businesses. Details of the Commerce Department's report Thursday, however,...
  • October jobs report far better than expected

    October jobs report far better than expected
    WASHINGTON — All of a sudden, the American economy is looking very resilient — much more so than experts had thought. Despite forecasts that job growth would be sapped by the budget impasse and government shutdown, employers in the U.S....
  • Great Recession has new wrinkles for older workers

    Great Recession has new wrinkles for older workers
    When potential employers ask Tracy Blakeley about her personal life, she assumes they're not making idle chit chat. They're trying to figure out how old she is. "They ask if I have kids or grandkids," Blakeley, 53, said. "They won't ask you your birth...
  • Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision

    Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims were higher than expected last week at 339,000 and figures for the previous week were revised upward, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected the number of people filing for first-time...
  • Real-world issues haunt horror-comedy 'Blacula'

    Real-world issues haunt horror-comedy 'Blacula'
    Halloween 2013 is in the rearview mirror, but two shows keep the spooky shenanigans going. "Blacula: Young, Black and Undead" I haven't seen the 1972 blaxploitation classic that shares a title with Reginald Edmund's new horror-comedy for Pegasus...
  • Initial jobless claims hold steady at near six-year low

    Initial jobless claims hold steady at near six-year low
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims last week held roughly steady at near a six-year low as reporting problems caused by computer upgrades in California and Nevada appeared to be fully resolved, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of...
  • Finance executives warn Washington not to risk a government default

    WASHINGTON — To Wall Street, the partial government shutdown is another unfortunate economic speed bump caused by partisan political fighting. Failure to raise the debt limit, triggering a first-ever federal default, would be a brick wall on the...