U.S. budget deficit climbed to $2.81 trillion in the first 10 months of the budget year. That exceeds any on record, and it's expected to eventually reach levels more than double the nation's largest recorded annual deficit.
By Matt Ott, Associated Press
The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 5,000 last week to 192,000, the lowest since September 1969.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Updated | 6:21 p.m. EDT: WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the Senate voted, 59-38, to extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year. Capping a three-month struggle, the approval sends the legislation to a hostile reception…
By David Espo, Associated Press
On Thursday, Republicans blocked a jobs bill that included an extension of unemployment benefits. Judy Woodruff talks to The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery about why Senate Republicans blocked the bill and what it means for the millions of unemployed.
Employers added 290,000 jobs last month, marking the biggest hiring increase in four years. Jeffrey Brown talks to two financial experts about the pace of the economic recovery and gets an update from Susie Gharib of PBS's Nightly Business Report…
In the latest in a series of reports making sense of the economy, Paul Solman examines troubles for both those receiving and those paying for jobless benefits in Florida, where jobless rates are the sixth highest in the country.
A new economic report showed March had the largest increase in new jobs in three years, but the unemployment rate held steady. Judy Woodruff talks to two economists about what those numbers could mean for the U.S. economy and American…
In other news Thursday, a Chicago man pleaded guilty to helping plan the 2008 terror attacks in India, and the Pennsylvania woman known as 'Jihad Jane' was arraigned for allegedly plotting to kill a Swedish cartoonist.
In other news Wednesday, three suicide bombings in Iraq killed at least 32 people, just four days before national elections, and President Obama signed a stop-gap extension of jobless benefits after a budget impasse in the Senate.
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