economy

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Latino economy: Financial outlook is not as optimistic

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The country’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization released poll results today showing that while the nation’s economy is improving, many Latinos feel their own financial outlook is not as […]

07/22/2014

In this May 16, 2014 photo, Jessica Bowen, left, talks with Sandra Modena, Sales Manager at Trillium Staffing, at the annual veterans job fair aboard the LST in downtown Muskegon, Mich. (AP Photo/The Muskegon Chronicle, Madelyn Hastings)

US businesses ramped up job searches in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies advertised more jobs in April than in any month in six and a half years, a possible harbinger of strong hiring in the months ahead. Employers posted nearly 4.5 million […]

06/10/2014

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What does April jobs report mean for economy?

The Labor Department issued it’s April jobs report this morning, and as expected the unemployment rate dropped and the level of new jobs reported is right in line with what the experts predicted. Penny and Phil […]

05/02/2014

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American teens don’t want to work

You may have a tough time getting your kids to do their homework or eat their vegetables. Now you can add getting a job to that list. The number of teenagers with summer jobs has […]

05/01/2014

Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

LA 20/20 Commission makes recommendations for budget, jobs

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Suffering from chronic budget shortfalls and dwindling numbers of jobs, Los Angeles city officials should take steps to improve accountability at City Hall and bolster economic development activity — including combining […]

04/10/2014

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Getting the long-term jobless back on their feet

The economy added another 192,000 jobs in March and payrolls in January and February were revised higher. But what does that mean for people still looking for work? Phil and Penny discussed the jobs report and […]

04/04/2014

In this Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about manufacturing innovation institutes, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama’s top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but say it would do even better if Congress would enact the additional spending he proposed in his most recent budget. A divided Congress in an election year is not likely to heed that call. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama economists: Rosier picture if budget passed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but add it would do even better if Congress would enact the […]

03/10/2014

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February job report numbers

The Department of Labor released it’s unemployment report for February, and the numbers are better than expecting, considering how much bad weather there was last month. Bankrate.com’s Mark Hamrick spoke with Penny and Phil about […]

03/07/2014

View of Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

5 reasons show how Ukraine’s economic decay fueled protests

The battle in Kiev is, in large part, a fight for the country’s economic future — for better jobs and prosperity. Ukraine’s protesters want to pry their country away from Russian influence and move closer […]

02/21/2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Yellen rebuffs Fed critics and pleases investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen pursued a simple strategy Tuesday for handling a battery of lawmakers who came armed with skepticism about the Federal Reserve: Politely stand your ground. Be consistent. Signal continuity at the […]

02/11/2014

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