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Fed survey: US economy picked up at end of year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holiday shopping, strong auto sales and a recovering housing market helped boost the U.S. economy from mid-November through early January, according to a Federal Reserve survey.

01/16/2013

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Survey: US employers add 215K jobs in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. businesses sharply increased hiring in December, helped by a surge of new construction jobs to help rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.

01/03/2013

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California jobless rate dips below 10 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate dipped below 10 percent last month for the first time since the recession began, the state announced Friday, signaling that the state’s economy may have finally turned the corner.

12/21/2012

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Controller finds more problems in California parks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state review finds that more than 200 state employees were overpaid more than $500,000 by managers who deliberately broke state rules at the troubled California Department of Parks and Recreation.

12/18/2012

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Survey: Sandy slows hiring in November to 118K

WASHINGTON (AP) – A private survey shows that U.S. businesses added fewer workers in November, in part because Superstorm Sandy shut down factories, retail stores, and other companies. Payroll processor ADP says employers added 118,000 jobs.

12/05/2012

Report: Extending jobless benefits creates jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Congressional Budget Office says extending the current level of long-term unemployment benefits for another year would add 300,000 jobs to the economy. A report from the nonpartisan office estimates that preserving jobless benefits would cost the government $30 billion.

11/29/2012

Calif. unemployment rate dips to 10.1 percent

  LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s jobless rate continues to fall but it’s still above 10 percent. The state Employment Development Department says the rate was 10.1 percent in October, down from 10.2 percent a […]

11/16/2012

It's 'Jobs Friday' on Money 101

By Money 101 Producer Ken Jeffries The discussion on today’s Money 101 with Bob McCormick will include: 9:05 a.m. – Short sales, modifications, foreclosures or re-fi: If any are in your immediate future we have information you […]

11/16/2012

US employers post fewest jobs in 5 months

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The Labor Department says job openings dropped by 100,000 to 3.56 million, the fewest in five […]

11/06/2012

Obama: New jobs growth part of 'real progress'

HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) – President Barack Obama is hailing another month of job growth but declaring “we’ve got more work to do.” Obama said the job growth is part of a pattern of `real progress’ […]

11/02/2012

California jobless rate to 10.2 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s jobless rate fell to from 10.6 to 10.2 percent in September in what may be the largest drop in 36 years, the state announced Friday. The numbers from the Employment […]

10/19/2012

Fulltime workers search for new jobs (audio)

Having instant access to so many digital resources has turned today’s workers into perpetual job seekers, according to a new study by CareerBuilder and Inavero. Sixty-nine percent of full-time workers reported that searching for new […]

10/19/2012

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