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  • Higher minimum wage would reduce jobs but increase incomes, CBO says

    Higher minimum wage would reduce jobs but increase incomes, CBO says
    WASHINGTON -- Increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would cause the loss of about 500,000 jobs but would boost earnings for about 16.5 million low-wage workers, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday. The report said that most low-...
  • New Fed chief Janet Yellen signals further cuts in stimulus

    New Fed chief Janet Yellen signals further cuts in stimulus
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve's new leader, Janet L. Yellen, signaled that the central bank is likely to keep scaling back its signature stimulus program despite a recent string of weak economic data. Making her first congressional appearance...
  • Fed district chief expects central bank's stimulus cuts to continue

    Fed district chief expects central bank's stimulus cuts to continue
    WASHINGTON — Brutal winter weather contributed to a downturn in job growth and other economic data, raising questions about the strength of the recovery and testing the Federal Reserve's resolve in unwinding its key bond-buying stimulus program....
  • Drought may be a fertile topic for GOP candidates

    Drought may be a fertile topic for GOP candidates
    TULARE, Calif.— Signs reading "No Water = No Jobs" line the alfalfa fields and almond orchards along the highway that bisects this region. The weekly "Ag Alert" newsletter records worries about tomato and grape crops, and drought turning dairy...
  • L.A. County union approves new contract agreement

    L.A. County union approves new contract agreement
    After months of contentious negotiations that culminated in a strike by county social workers in December, Los Angeles County employees represented by Service Employees International Union Local 721 voted to approve a new labor agreement. The union's...
  • 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...
  • Bank of England indicates rate hike isn't imminent

    Bank of England indicates rate hike isn't imminent
    The Bank of England sought Wednesday to assure markets and businesses it won't raise its key interest rate any time soon despite a faster-than-expected decline in Britain's jobless rate. The central bank previously said it would consider raising its...
  • Hardships persist for long-term unemployed

    Hardships persist for long-term unemployed
    DENVILLE, N.J. — The phone begins to ring at 8 a.m. with incessant calls from creditors. Kevin Meyer has stopped picking up because he's sick of explaining the truth: that there's no money coming in, so he can't pay his bills. Two years ago,...
  • Letters: Give the jobless a break, Congress

    Re "Out of work and out of alternatives," Feb. 7 I don't wish to heap scorn on Kevin Meyer, the onetime six-figure earner no longer eligible for unemployment benefits. But was he saving when he was pulling down probably $2,000 a week? I'm not saying...
  • EDD is ordered to take steps to improve service

    EDD is ordered to take steps to improve service
    SACRAMENTO — California has announced a sweeping overhaul of its troubled Employment Development Department, following months of turmoil that left thousands of Californians struggling to get their unemployment benefits. A top aide to Gov. Jerry...
  • Post-recession quietude unites Californians, bolsters Gov. Brown

     Post-recession quietude unites Californians, bolsters Gov. Brown
    SALINAS, Calif. — Tony Salameh and Danielle Clark weathered the Great Recession from two worlds just a few miles apart. Salameh, 62, owns several restaurants in Carmel, the wealthy hamlet perched like a small jewel overlooking the sea. After a...