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California jobless rate increases to 8.7 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials say California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July. The Employment Development Department announced Friday that the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]

08/16/2013

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California added jobs despite unemployment rate increase

California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July, the first such bump since the spring of 2011. The Employment Development Department says the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]

08/16/2013

In this May 8, 2013 photo, Jeff Caldwell, 29, right, a chassis assembly line supervisor, checks a vehicle on the assembly line at the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US worker productivity up modestly in April-June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. worker productivity accelerated to a still-modest 0.9 percent annual pace between April and June after dropping the previous quarter. The second-quarter gain beat economists’ expectations and reversed a decline in the […]

08/16/2013

On July 15, 2013 a woman waits to talk with employers at a job fair for laid-off IBM workers in South Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

US employers add 162K jobs; rate falls to 7.4 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, a modest increase and the fewest since March. Still, the unemployment rate fell to a 4½-year low of 7.4 percent, a hopeful sign in an […]

08/02/2013

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US home sales dip but remain near 3½-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes slipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million but remain near a 3½-year high. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that […]

07/22/2013

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US economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a robust 195,000 jobs in June and many more in April and May than previously thought. The job growth suggests a stronger economy and makes it more likely the […]

07/05/2013

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US services firms grow slower, hire more

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. services firms grew at a slower pace in June from May but added more jobs. The figures offered a mixed sign for companies that employ roughly 90 percent of the workforce. […]

07/03/2013

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Keep dreaming

That Swiss Company that is paying Kobe to hawk their $25,000 wrist watches?

03/29/2013

California says human trafficking is growing

SAN DIEGO (AP) – California’s attorney general says the number of people identified as victims of human trafficking in the state has increased steadily since 2010. The report released Friday by Kamala Harris says there […]

11/16/2012

Number of active users at Facebook over the years

(AP) — Facebook now has more than 950 million people using the service in a given month, 29 percent more than a year ago. The company said 543 million of them accessed the service through […]

09/11/2012

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