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High Unemployment

This City Is Paying For Its Residents To Have Their Tattoos Removed

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.25.2013 | Small Business

In the city of San Pablo, Calif., officials are tackling startling unemployment rates by giving job-seekers a chance to erase the past. Literally. ...

Unemployment Issues Plague Half Of U.S. Cities

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- Unemployment rates rose in a majority of major U.S. cities in July from June, more evidence that the job market remains weak. The Labor...

Political Gridlock, Poor Eduction Making U.S. Less Competitive: Survey

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

* 71 percent say U.S. to be less competitive * Political gridlock, education, tax code key worries * Survey polled Harva...

Matt Sledge

Some Suggest Government Fix Jobs Crisis With Government Jobs | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- John Brennan turned 91 in May. Today he lives in relatively good health on Long Island, his mortgage paid off. When he was growing up in M...

Dallas Fed Chief: Unemployment, Not Inflation Biggest Economic Problem

Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

High unemployment, not inflation, is the biggest problem facing the U.S. economy today, a top Federal Reserve official known for his hawkish views...

World Bank Head: I Don't Expect U.S. To Dip Back Into Recession

AP | By ALEX KENNEDY | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE -- The U.S. economy will likely limp along with slow growth and high unemployment but avoid a recession, World Bank President Robert Zoellic...

Spring Buying Sends Home Prices Up In Most Cities

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Spring buying pushed home prices up for a third straight month in most major U.S. cities in June. But the housing market remains sh...

Geithner One Year Ago: 'Welcome To The Recovery'

The New York Times | Timothy Geithner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

THE devastation wrought by the great recession is still all too real for millions of Americans who lost their jobs, businesses and homes. The scars of...

Obama: European Default Would Be 'Disastrous' For U.S.

Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Jeff Mason and Steve Holland) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged European countries and bondholders to prevent a "disastrous" d...

Fewer Americans Falling Behind On Their Credit Cards

AP | By EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Late payments on credit cards fell to their lowest level in 15 years during the first three months of 2011, TransUnion said Tuesday. Nati...

Official: Fed Prepared To Fight Inflation, Just Not Yet

Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - Inflation remains well under control, despite the spike in oil prices, but the Federal Reserve ...

The Highest Unemployment Rates In The U.S.

AP | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

(AP) -- Unemployment rates fell in more than three-quarters of the nation's 372 largest metro areas in February, a sign that recent hiring gains have ...

Fed Official: High Unemployment Isn't Inevitable After Bubbles Collapse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The collapse of an asset bubble will not necessarily lead to higher unemployment as long as monetary policy is loose enough, a top Federal Reserve...

Fed Officials: We Must 'Remain Vigilant' Against Inflation

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve Bank should continue to flood the economy with cheap money to fight high unemployment, but poli...

Barack Obama, Economy Stuck In A Ditch

Politico | Glenn Thrush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House had some cause to look forward to Friday's jobs report: Even the most conservative estimates of November gains were north of 100,000, ...

2010: The Year Main Street Sticks It to Wall Street and Washington

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.