One placement firm says employers eliminated fewer jobs than they have in 16 years, but labor statistics suggest a bleaker picture.
A payroll tax cut is allowed to lapse, taking a bite out of middle-class earnings.
10 states are set to boost income for lowest-paid workers, but the loss of a key payroll tax break will wipe out those gains.
An Oregon woman says she found a note pleading for help in a box of Halloween novelties. The discovery is getting attention from federal authorities.
Expanded federal aid programs mean fewer vets are on the streets. But a younger generation of those who served needs more help than ever -- and that costs money.
The ongoing stalemate has caused some fans to turn away from the sport altogether. They aren't necessarily watching more minor-league or college games to get their fix.
Business in North America has been very good for General Motors and Ford. As a result, hourly workers at GM can expect as much as $7K in March. Ford workers may get more than $8K.
Stocks tumble as Republicans balk at House Speaker Boehner's tax bill. But things could have been worse. Nike jumps on strong North American business. Trading ends early Monday, and markets are closed Tuesday for Christmas.
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