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  • House OKs $1-trillion compromise budget for 2014

    House OKs $1-trillion compromise budget for 2014
    WASHINGTON — Partisan lawmakers feuding over the proper size of government reached a temporary truce Wednesday as the House easily approved a $1-trillion spending bill aimed at averting another federal shutdown. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-...
  • 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...
  • In a key swing state, Obama touts initiative to boost economy

    In a key swing state, Obama touts initiative to boost economy
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Saying he sees possible “breakthrough” year for the U.S. economy, President Obama on Wednesday touted a new manufacturing technology institute in the Research Triangle, an election-year attempt to show he can advance...
  • Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress

    Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress
    WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
  • Obama's visit to North Carolina may be awkward for Democratic senator

    Obama's visit to North Carolina may be awkward for Democratic senator
    RALEIGH, N.C. — When President Obama arrives here Wednesday to tout a manufacturing initiative, he is expected to be joined by students, business leaders and local officials — but not by Sen. Kay Hagan, his Democratic ally facing a tough...
  • Where the jobs are

    Where the jobs are
    A friend recently got stuck when he tried to explain to his son, who was struggling to find a job, how our economy got to be the way it is. He asked my help since I am a well-known crank on the matter. I offered him three short anecdotes: Last summer...
  • Initial jobless claims drop slightly

    Initial jobless claims drop slightly
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week, ending the year on a downward trend as holiday season volatility appeared to ease. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to 339,000 in the week ended...
  • Lawmakers sound off about unemployment benefits

    Lawmakers sound off about unemployment benefits
    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers took to the airwaves Sunday to argue about extending long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans who were cut off last month, a politically sensitive issue in an election year. Democrats urged their...
  • After Hawaii holiday, Obama returns to polar vortex of politics

    After Hawaii holiday, Obama returns to polar vortex of politics
    President Obama must feel as though his Hawaiian Christmas holiday was way too brief. He has now left the palm trees of his birthplace far behind and is back in Washington, with a polar vortex chilling most of the country and Republicans still frozen in...
  • Whistle-blower warned EDD bosses about glitches in software upgrade

    Whistle-blower warned EDD bosses about glitches in software upgrade
    A year before California launched an upgrade to a computer system that pays disability claims to injured workers, state employee Michael O'Brien warned his bosses of big trouble ahead. An application architect, he was in charge of making sure that the...
  • Jobless claims fall to 330,000 ahead of U.S. unemployment report

    Jobless claims fall to 330,000 ahead of U.S. unemployment report
    WASHINGTON -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 330,000 last week, the lowest level since November, as holiday season volatility continued to ease ahead of Friday's government jobs report. The number of people filing for first-time...