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Economy Dec 23U.S. layoffs stay high as 803,000 seek unemployment benefits
The latest figure shows many employers are still cutting jobs, as the pandemic tightens business restrictions and leads many consumers to stay home.
Economy Dec 17U.S. jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose again last week to 885,000 as a resurgence of coronavirus cases threatens the economy's recovery from its springtime collapse.
Economy Dec 16U.S. brands Vietnam and Switzerland as currency manipulators
The U.S. Treasury Department report said that Vietnam and Switzerland were the only two countries that met all three criteria for being named a currency manipulator.
Politics Dec 09Biden to pick Katherine Tai as top trade envoy, sources say
Tai is fluent in Mandarin and earlier oversaw China trade enforcement for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, setting U.S. strategy in trade disputes with China.
Economy Dec 03U.S. jobless claims remain high at 712,000 as virus escalates
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a still-high 712,000, the latest sign that the U.S. economy and job market remain under stress from the intensified viral outbreak.
Economy Nov 05751,000 seek U.S. jobless benefits as virus hobbles economy
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 751,000, a still-historically high level that shows that many employers keep cutting jobs in the face of the accelerating pandemic.
Economy Sep 17COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US
Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even in the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession.
Economy Sep 17COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in U.S.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the…
Nation Sep 14Wildfires intensify economic pain in the West
Wildfires are destroying property, running up huge losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic activity along the West Coast that could linger for a year or more.
Politics Sep 09WATCH: Pence delivers remarks at ‘Workers for Trump’ event in Freedom, PA
U.S. employers advertised more jobs but hired fewer workers in July, sending mixed signals about the job market in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.