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Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Levels in 7 Years

The Labor Department said that jobless claims dropped to 300,000 last week, their lowest level since May 2007, possibly signaling higher April hiring. More 

Star-Ledger Layoffs: NJ Newspaper Cuts 167 Jobs

New Jersey's largest daily newspaper will see 167 non-union employees lose their jobs in the latest round of cost-cutting Star-Ledger layoffs. More 

February Jobs Report: Winners & Losers

Markets can breathe a sigh of relief now that the February jobs report showed a significant pick up in hiring after two straight months of weak gains. More 

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 3-Month Low

The Labor Department says that first-time jobless claims fell to their lowest level since November during the week ending March 1. More 

Minimum Wage War: Is a Pay Hike Good for the U.S.?

The minimum wage (and whether we should raise it) is a divisive and complicated issue. The latest salvo is a Congressional Budget Office forecast that shows a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour would cost half a million jobs … but it also would lift 900,000 Americans above the poverty line and put them on more secure financial footing. Likewise, there are two sides of the coin across many aspects of the minimum wage ... so if you choose to enter the fray, go in knowing the most important points on both sides. More 

Where’s Wall Street’s Cash Going? Not to You.

American corporations continue to shed jobs to meeting ever-growing expectations for earnings. So, where is all that saved cash going? More 

The Millennial Generation Will Be Just Fine

Stop the alarm-ringing about supposedly awful, screwed, suffering up-and-coming millennials. The millennial generation has its issues, but it's not doomed. More