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  • Stocks open higher on good jobs, consumer confidence news

    Stocks open higher on good jobs, consumer confidence news
    Stocks opened higher on Wall Street as traders return from the Christmas holiday. Good news about the U.S. job market encouraged investors to bid up stock prices. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week by the most...
  • Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000

    Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000
    The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000, the largest drop in over a year, the Labor Department reported Thursday. In the week ending Dec. 21, the number of seasonally adjusted jobless claims was 338,000, down from...
  • 'Acoustic protection' in Madrid? It's noise to buskers' ears

    'Acoustic protection' in Madrid? It's noise to buskers' ears
    MADRID — With Spanish schools slashing their budgets for music and art, piano teacher Laura Nadal saw her income dwindling. So she hit the streets of her native Madrid, playing an electric keyboard and singing for extra cash. On weekends, Nadal,...
  • Letters: A jobless joke

    Letters: A jobless joke
    Re "222,000 in state to lose jobless aid," Dec. 25 So, Republicans like Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky claim that funding extended unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless would hurt their chances of getting hired. By that logic, it would...
  • Long-term unemployment benefits expire: 6 things to know

    Long-term unemployment benefits expire: 6 things to know
    Some 1.3 million Americans, including about 222,000 Californians, lost jobless benefits Saturday as the federal program to assist the long-term unemployed expired. Here are six things to know about who is affected and why the benefits went away. Who...
  • Obama prods Congress to act on unemployment benefits

    Obama prods Congress to act on unemployment benefits
    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- With unemployment benefits set to expire Saturday for about 1.3 million Americans, President Obama on Friday pressed for Congress to act, calling two senators who have offered legislation that would extend them for three months. The...
  • Letters: Being wealthy isn't a sin, but ...

    Re "It's no sin to be rich," Opinion, Dec. 27 Richard Riordan and Eli Broad are notable for their business acumen and philanthropic efforts, but their idea that we should rely on philanthropy to fulfill many societal needs is problematic. They decry...
  • Q&A: Why unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million

    Q&A: Why unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million
    Some 1.3 million Americans will lose unemployment benefits on Saturday as the federal program to assist the long-term unemployed expires. Here are six things to know about who is affected and why the benefits are going away. Q: Who will lose benefits?...
  • 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....