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  • Gov. Corbett tours Bethlehem's CRIZ sites

    Gov. Corbett tours Bethlehem's CRIZ sites
    Gov. Tom Corbett on Friday toured the No. 2 Machine Shop, the cavernous relic from Bethlehem Steel's hometown plant that local officials hope will soon become a bustling Bass Pro Shop thanks to a new state tax incentive program. The program — the...
  • Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later

    Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later
    In a sobering new study, three Princeton economists found that only 11% of the long-term unemployed in any given month found full-time work a year later.  The paper, presented Thursday at a Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, offered a comprehensive...
  • Mayor touts proposals for library, tech hub

    Irvine Mayor Steven Choi revisited plans to build a metropolitan library during his second state of the city address Tuesday. Choi announced he is in the process of establishing a library foundation steering committee and hopes to build a library...
  • Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- In a positive sign heading into Friday's unemployment report, initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week, offsetting a surprising jump the previous week. There were 331,000 people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits in...
  • State of the Union 2014

    Suppose a president of the United States delivered a State of the Union address and nobody cared? Isn't that what happened Tuesday night when the increasingly irrelevant -- and, yes, boring Barack Obama -- droned on about predictable things in a...
  • Initial jobless claims jumped last week to near 350,000

    Initial jobless claims jumped last week to near 350,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims surprisingly jumped last week to near 350,000 but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose to 348,000, up sharply from...
  • Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000

    Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery. About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
  • State Reports Weak Job Growth In 2013

    State Reports Weak Job Growth In 2013
    Job creation in Connecticut was anemic in 2013, with just 11,500 jobs created for the year, about half the job growth the state saw in the last year before the recession. The data, released Monday by the state Department of Labor, is based on preliminary...
  • Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low

    Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims held roughly steady last week at nearly a  two-month low, pointing toward moderate labor market growth, federal officials said Thursday. There were 326,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the...
  • Weak jobs data renew growth fears

    WASHINGTON — Back-to-back months of sluggish hiring suggest the economic recovery may have lost some momentum and could give the Federal Reserve second thoughts about continuing to throttle back a key stimulus program. Employers added a modest...
  • Bank of England not ready to raise rates despite unemployment drop

    The Bank of England sees "no immediate need" to raise rock-bottom interest rates despite an unemployment rate that is falling more rapidly than anticipated, according to minutes of its January meeting released Wednesday. Just like Federal Reserve...
  • Job growth remains weak in January; unemployment rate falls to 6.6%

    Job growth remains weak in January; unemployment rate falls to 6.6%
    WASHINGTON -- Job growth was sluggish in January for the second straight month, the government said Friday in a report likely to heighten concerns that the economy and labor market recovery may be faltering again. The report could also give the...