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  • Jobless benefits bill takes small step in an uphill climb

    Jobless benefits bill takes small step in an uphill climb
    WASHINGTON — Legislation to resume long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans cleared a key hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, though final passage in the chamber, and ultimately the House, remains difficult. The 60-37 vote,...
  • Rubio calls for assistance overhaul on 'War on Poverty' anniversary

    Rubio calls for assistance overhaul on 'War on Poverty' anniversary
    WASHINGTON -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for a “fundamental change” in how the government combats poverty by shifting responsibility for many existing federal assistance programs to states. In a much-anticipated speech, Rubio,...
  • House approves bipartisan budget accord

    House approves bipartisan budget accord
    WASHINGTON — House Republicans, with help from Democrats, passed an $85-billion budget deal Thursday that falls short of conservative small-government goals but represents the first potential cease-fire in the budget battles that have left...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown opposes government-imposed standards for schools

    Gov. Jerry Brown opposes government-imposed standards for schools
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown blasted the notion of government-imposed standards for public schools, saying he opposed efforts from Washington and Sacramento to dictate education policy. Using "data on a national or state level I...
  • Jobless claims unexpectedly jump to highest level since March

    Jobless claims unexpectedly jump to highest level since March
    WASHINGTON — Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped last week to the highest level since March, the Labor Department said Thursday, countering recent upbeat economic data and reflecting holiday season volatility. The number of people filing...
  • And the budget winner is ... the defense sector.

     And the budget winner is ... the defense sector.
    "Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan," said Harry Truman, "I know he is going to vote against me." The hosannas to bipartisanship accompanying the budget deal passed this week should have served as fair warning to the rest of us that we lost...
  • 5 things you need to know about California's November jobs report

    5 things you need to know about California's November jobs report
    California employers added a net 44,300 jobs in November, posting strong job growth toward the end of the year, according to data from the state’s Employment Development Department.  The surge in hiring was largely in retail trade, part of the...
  • Obama: Farewell to a bad 2013, bring on 2014

    Obama: Farewell to a bad 2013, bring on 2014
    If a cartoon balloon had floated atop President Obama’s head during his year-end news conference on Friday it would have said, succinctly: “Good riddance, 2013. Here’s hoping for a better 2014.” The president certainly noted some...
  • GDP growth revised higher for 3rd quarter, strongest since late 2011

    GDP growth revised higher for 3rd quarter, strongest since late 2011
    WASHINGTON — Adding to the rosier economic outlook for next year, revised government data show the economy grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in nearly two years as American consumers spent billions of dollars more than originally...
  • American Express to pay $75 million in deceptive practices case

    American Express to pay $75 million in deceptive practices case
    Three American Express Co. subsidiaries have agreed to pay about $75 million in restitution and penalties for a variety of illegal practices involving hundreds of thousands of credit-card customers, regulators said Tuesday. American Express Travel...
  • 222,000 Californians facing loss of jobless benefits

    222,000 Californians facing loss of jobless benefits
    SACRAMENTO — About 222,000 Californians will be dropped from the state's unemployment insurance rolls Saturday in what is shaping up to be a rough start to 2014 for the nation's long-term jobless. Congress went home for the holidays without...