Stocks surged last week to their highest levels in years, but there are few key economic reports slated for the week ahead to sustain the rally.
Jobless claims plunged last week to a nearly four-year low, in the latest bit of good news for the U.S. economy.
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Small business owners have a grim outlook on the economy, with a gathering number planning to reduce jobs over the next three months, according to survey results from an industry group.
The federal government says it wants back money it provided to Maine if the state's governor does not reinstall a mural the funds helped pay for in its Department of Labor building.
Historically, the tech industry has not been especially hospitable to women.
Millions of Americans are out of work despite a long, dedicated job search. And some of those job hunters are choosing to go freelance -- essentially becoming their own bosses. About one in nine American workers are self-employed, according to Bureau of Labor statistics from 2009 and the trend is rising.
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It's no secret that finding a job in this economy is difficult at best. Since the recession hit in 2007, the U.S. Department of Labor reports there are now more than 15 million unemployed Americans facing the loss of their homes, savings and sanity.
CNN photojournalist Jonathan O'Beirne takes us on a midnight ride along with the FDNY's EMS team in Manhattan.
Employers are ramping up bonus payments this year to help retain the best workers as the economy slowly improves, according to a consulting firm survey released Thursday.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Friday as investors reacted to a worse-than expected government report on the job market.
U.S. stocks are expected to open lower Monday, as investors expressed caution following a rally that has pushed stocks to nine-month highs.
U.S. stocks are expected to open higher Thursday after the number of people filing for unemployment fell.
Stock futures turned solidly lower Wednesday after two reports pointed to continued, deep losses in jobs.
The federal minimum wage is set to increase later this month as the job market shows signs of further decay.
Initial jobless claims plunged to 610,000 in the week ended April 11, reported the U.S. Department of Labor.
The unemployment rate jumped last month in 49 states, with Michigan leading the way, the U.S. government reported on Friday. Nebraska was the only state to escape rising joblessness.
CNN Investigative reporter Drew Griffin discusses the hidden fees connected to unemployment funds paid with debit cards.
With unemployment at its highest level in 15 years, you've got questions about what to do if you lose your job.
Question: My company has suspended matching contributions in my 401(k). I'm unsure what to do, but I'm thinking of rolling my 401(k) into an IRA account. Is that a good idea? --Brian, Taylor, Michigan
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The hemorrhaging of American jobs accelerated at a record pace at the end of 2008, bringing the year's total job losses to 2.6 million or the highest level in more than six decades.
The dollar rose against the euro and the pound Friday, as investors flocked to the perceived safety of the greenback following a dismal report on the nation's labor market.
We've all thought we were allergic to work in the figurative sense right? But it's actually possible to be physically allergic to work. The condition is called "occupational asthma" and about one in seven people suffers from it, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Some of the symptoms are the same as "typical asthma," such as quick, short sips of breath, wheezing, and tightness in the chest. Other symptoms include coughing, sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. Since the condition is so similar to typical asthma, it becomes very difficult to diagnose.
The number of Americans filing new unemployment insurance claims edged down from a 16-year high, but remained elevated above the half-million mark.
President Bush on Friday morning signed a measure to extend unemployment benefits by at least seven weeks in every state, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment insurance last week surged to the highest levels since the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the number of people continuing to collect benefits rose to a 25-year high, the government said Thursday.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment insurance last week was higher than economists expected, and the number continuing to collect benefits shot to a 25-year high.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment insurance did not change from last week, remaining at an elevated level that indicates weakness in the nation's economy.
The number of out-of-work Americans filing new claims for unemployment insurance rose last week, the government said Thursday, reflecting continuing weakness in the nation's economy.
The number of out-of-work Americans filing new claims for unemployment insurance last week fell more than expected, according to a government report released Thursday.
The number of out-of-work Americans filing new claims for unemployment insurance last week edged off a seven-year high but was higher than economists' estimates, according to a government report released Thursday.
With sales slow and credit almost nonexistent, small businesses - the country's largest employer - face painful job cutbacks.
U.S. Treasury bond prices fell Friday, as a recovery in the stock market overcame concerns about a spike in the national unemployment rate.
The dollar lost ground against major currencies Thursday, after a report showed the economy grew less that expected over the past several months, and jobless claims reached the highest levels since 2003.
The dollar was mixed against major currencies Wednesday, as investors await the European Central Bank's decision on interest rates and the latest unemployment numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Stocks looked set for another selloff Thursday as nagging fears about credit and the threat of a deep recession troubled investors and sent the dollar plunging.
Rod Cotner, owner of Jericho Mortgage in Lancaster, Ohio, was shocked when the U.S. Department of Labor showed up at his door to investigate a wage-and-hour lawsuit filed on behalf of his 54 loan officers and sales managers.
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CNN's Charles Hodson asks Currency Trader, Ed Ponsi, what the future has for the U.S. dollar.
You get called into your son's school for a conference with the principal and his teacher. When you walk in, there is a man and a woman sitting in front of you. Who is the principal and who is the teacher?
Don't let government deadlines sneak up on your company. Use these websites to stay on top of the latest regulations that affect your business.
I've made a lot of bad rules in the decade I've been a mom, from irrational threats ("No graham crackers in the house ever again if you eat them in the living room even one more time") to forbidding human nature ("You may not fight with your sister").
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Bonds retreated Thursday after a weekly report on jobless claims came in lower than expected, suggesting continued strength in the labor market.
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Stock futures fell early Wednesday, reversing earlier gains, after the government's main inflation indicator came in higher than forecasts.
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Police blew up suspicious packages in a car parked near the U.S. Capitol on Friday, more than two hours after the two occupants told authorities the vehicle contained a bomb.
Hurricane Katrina will cost the nation 400,000 jobs by the end of the year, according to the Congressional Budget Office. To put that in perspective, employment in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast totaled about 775,000 at the end of 2004.
I'm restarting my life after my divorce. Now that I have to pay child support, I'm not sure how much I can afford to pay in rent each month. Is there a certain percentage of income I should devote to rent and, if so, should I base that percentage on my gross or take-home pay?
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The number of workers with flexible time schedules has been dropping, even though some studies contend such schedules increase productivity, says a new report.
Money magazine and CNN/Money teamed with data researchers at OnBoard to research the Best Places to Live for 2005.
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Anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed or confused by the proliferation of 401(k) fund choices—and who hasn't?—is going to love the latest addition to the retirement plan menu: advice. In addition to...
Anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed or confused by the proliferation of 401(k) fund choices -- and who hasn't? -- is going to love the latest addition to the retirement plan menu: advice.
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A woman's work is never done. Though you might not know it to look at her paycheck.
Long before Barbie became the overachieving job hopper she is today, someone somewhere had to make all of those career choices for her.
Forty-three percent of workers recently surveyed by CareerBuilder.com reported they do not feel valued by their employers.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment assistance tumbled last week to the lowest level in three-and-a-half years, the government reported, coming in well below economists' expectations.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment assistance fell by 18,000 last week, the government reported Thursday, coming in below economists' estimates.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment assistance fell last week, the government reported Thursday, but came in above economists' expectations for the second consecutive week.
Despite the controversy over outsourcing American jobs to overseas locations, U.S. corporate executives expect the trend will grow over the next year, according to a survey of business leaders.
Democratic presidential front-runner Howard Dean joined his rivals Wednesday in attacking President Bush over a U.S. Department of Labor guide that tells employers how to avoid paying workers overtime.
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Your servant has been writing about ''race norming'' for several years now but has frankly been surprised by the recent attention given this highly esoteric issue in our nation's capital. We have a...
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