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Obama, Biden Unite as Auto Champions in Ohio

Obama, Biden Unite as Auto Champions in Ohio

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(DAYTON, Ohio) – With debate season in the rearview mirror, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden united Tuesday in western Ohio, casting themselves as the only true champions of the state’s re…

Obama, Biden Unite as Auto Champions in Ohio

Obama, Biden Unite as Auto Champions in Ohio

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(DAYTON, Ohio) – With debate season in the rearview mirror, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden united Tuesday in western Ohio, casting themselves as the only true champions of the state’s re…

Jobless Claims Cancel Gains, Soar to 388,000

Jobless Claims Cancel Gains, Soar to 388,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After plummeting to their lowest level in over four years, jobless claims soared last week, nearing the dreaded 400,000 mark, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.The agency reported on Thu…

Gallup: Unemployment Rate Now Down to 7.3 Percent

Gallup: Unemployment Rate Now Down to 7.3 Percent

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — There’s an October surprise in the making that’s out of the hands of either President Obama or GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.A report by Gallup tracking the nation’s hiring finds that the unemployment rate h…

Abercrombie and Fitch, Other Retail Workers Protest ‘Abusive’ Scheduling

Abercrombie and Fitch, Other Retail Workers Protest ‘Abusive’ Scheduling

Paul Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Employees of Abercrombie & Fitch, Best Buy and other retailers protested Wednesday along New York City’s posh Fifth Avenue shopping district against what they call “abusive” work scheduling.Binto…

Amazon to Hire More than 50K Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Amazon to Hire More than 50K Workers for Holiday Shopping Season

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SEATTLE) — In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Amazon.com is ramping up its workforce at its fulfillment centers across the U.S.“In addition to the thousands of people we’ve hired for full…

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in over Four Years

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in over Four Years

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims tumbled to their lowest level since February 2008 last week following a surprising monthly jobs report, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Oct. 6, the number of people …

CEO Says He May Lay Off Employees if Obama Re-elected

CEO Says He May Lay Off Employees if Obama Re-elected

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Outspoken time-share mogul David Siegel surprised his thousands of employees in an email this week that indirectly stated that layoffs could be likely if President Obama is re-elected, which some analysts say have …

A Third of Workers Lie About Being Sick, Survey Finds

A Third of Workers Lie About Being Sick, Survey Finds

Pixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Having a job these days is a valued commodity, but important or not, workers will occasionally call in sick whether they’re feeling lousy or just need that proverbial “mental health day.”CareerBuilder&r…

Jack Welch Claims Jobs Report Suspicions Correct

Jack Welch Claims Jobs Report Suspicions Correct

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, is doubling down on his tweet last week voicing suspicion that the Obama administration is manipulating U.S. employment data for political advantage.&ld…

Markets Slip Despite Lower Unemployment

Markets Slip Despite Lower Unemployment

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks seemed to retreat Friday despite a jobs report showing the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.8 percent.The Dow added just three points in afternoon trading Friday, closing at 13,578. The blue chips had posted adva…

Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.8% as 114K Jobs Added in September

Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.8% as 114K Jobs Added in September

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 114,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, keeping in line with expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.  Economists had expected to see around 115,000 jobs added in Sep…

Jobless Claims Jump to 367,000 Ahead of September Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Jump to 367,000 Ahead of September Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims jumped by 4,000 to wrap up the month of September, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Sept. 29, the number of people filing for benefits rose to 367,000.  The prev…

Lenovo to Start Making Computers and Tablets in the US

Lenovo to Start Making Computers and Tablets in the US

Lenovo(MORRISVILLE, N.C.) — While many PC companies have their headquarters in the U.S. — HP, Apple and Dell, for example — they build the computers overseas, primarily in China. Lenovo is going the other way, creating a PC production line in the U….

Employment Reports Keep Stocks Afloat

Employment Reports Keep Stocks Afloat

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A better-than-expected report on private sector hiring and news that the service sector’s growing faster kept stocks in positive territory Wednesday.  Gains were modest, though. The Dow closed up 12 points, clos…

Holiday Hiring Begins: Where the Jobs Are

Holiday Hiring Begins: Where the Jobs Are

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The holiday season is approaching and retailers across the nation have already begun announcing plans to add staffers to the payroll this year.  According to retail trade association National Retail Federation, …

Thousands of Millionaires Collect Unemployment

Thousands of Millionaires Collect Unemployment

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new report shows that some 2,400 millionaires received unemployment insurance benefits during the economic downturn, a number that has caught the attention of politicians who funded extensions of benefits fo…

At White House Request, Lockheed Martin Drops Plan to Issue Layoff Notices

At White House Request, Lockheed Martin Drops Plan to Issue Layoff Notices

Kari Goodnough/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Defense contractor Lockheed Martin heeded a request from the White House Monday — one with political overtones — and announced it will not issue layoff notices to thousands of employees just da…

Another Weak Jobs Report Coming This Week?

Another Weak Jobs Report Coming This Week?

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The economy this week is likely to be dominated by Friday’s September jobs report from the Labor Department. The August survey was dismal, with just 96,000 jobs added by employers. Some economists are looki…

Woman Sues Over Personality Test Discrimination

Woman Sues Over Personality Test Discrimination

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In 2007, Vicky Sandy applied for a job as a cashier, bagger and stocker at a Kroger supermarket in West Virginia. As part of the application process, Sandy was asked to take a 50-question “personality test” that would pre…

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