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  • U.S. economy adds 204,000 jobs in October

    U.S. economy adds 204,000 jobs in October
    WASHINGTON  — The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring during a month in which the federal government was partially shut down for 16 days. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 7.3...
  • 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...
  • Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing

    Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet L. Yellen strongly defended the central bank's stimulus efforts under questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying the controversial bond-buying program has helped the economy recover....
  • California's unemployment benefits fund is mired in debt

    California's unemployment benefits fund is mired in debt
    SACRAMENTO — Late payments, glitch-prone computers and swamped call centers aren't the only problems bedeviling California's unemployment insurance program. The insurance fund that pays state jobless benefits — run by the Employment...
  • Moody's cuts ratings of four big banks on reduced bailout chance

    Moody's cuts ratings of four big banks on reduced bailout chance
    WASHINGTON -- Moody's Investor Services on Friday said it cut the credit ratings for four big U.S. banks because of reduced chances the government would bail them out in a future crisis. The ratings for bank holding company debt of JP Morgan Chase & Co....
  • U.S. Postal Service reports $5-billion yearly loss

    U.S. Postal Service reports $5-billion yearly loss
    The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service on Friday reported a $5-billion loss in the last fiscal year and again urged Congress to take legislative action that would help the agency shore up its finances. The $5-billion loss during the fiscal year that...
  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire buys $3.45-billion stake in Exxon Mobil

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire buys $3.45-billion stake in Exxon Mobil
    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a $3.45-billion stake in Exxon Mobil in the third quarter, the company's largest investment since it invested $10.7 billion in IBM two years ago, according to a regulatory filing late Thursday. The Securities...
  • Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message

    Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message
    Last spring, CoverGirl announced a makeup line called the Capitol Collection, a marketing tie-in with the "Hunger Games" film franchise, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. The makeup is supposed to draw its users closer to the world of Panem, where...
  • Electricity ratepayers may get refunds because of San Onofre closure

    Electricity ratepayers may get refunds because of San Onofre closure
    SACRAMENTO — Southern California electricity ratepayers soon could get the first of possibly many refunds, stemming from the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Two state Public Utilities Commission administrative law judges last...
  • In North Carolina, a Democratic state official speaks out

    In North Carolina, a Democratic state official speaks out
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Roy Cooper is in a very lonely place. He's a Democratic state attorney general surrounded by conservative Republicans who control North Carolina state government. Now those Republicans have put Cooper in an awkward spot. He has...
  • Windfall won't ensure a comfortable retirement

    Windfall won't ensure a comfortable retirement
    In March, Sukran Sir lost her father. Then she lost her job. There was more bad news: The 58-year-old Ventura County resident was expecting to get unemployment benefits but hasn't heard whether she qualifies, despite two phone interviews. Sir, who...