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In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Russell Neal, left, gives job information to job seeker Queena Moise, foreground second from right, at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week ending Jan. 17, 2015 on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Feds’ unemployment benefits made job recession worse: Study

- The Washington Times

If you pay people not to work, they won’t work — and cutting off their payments sends them scurrying back into the job market, according to new research by three academics who looked at the federal government’s extended unemployment benefit program and concluded that it actually deepened, rather than helped, the jobs recession.

U.S President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the CEO Summit at theTaj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Officials in both countries say Obama and Modi developed an easy chemistry when they first met in Washington last fall. The two leaders spent several hours together Sunday and heralded their close relationship. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Federal budget shows short-term rebound, long-term deficits

- The Washington Times

The economy will rebound strongly over the next two years, then settle into a more normal economic cycle that will see steady but slow growth, albeit significantly less than the U.S. saw in the 1980s and 1990s, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday.

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In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is transported by federal agents to federal court in New York.  Even after his arrest on federal corruption charges, Silver remains one of the most powerful politicians in New York.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Calls for ouster of NY Assembly speaker increase

- Associated Press

New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was fighting to keep his grip on power Monday amid widening calls for his resignation in the wake of federal corruption charges.

Afghan economic crisis looms as foreign aid dollars depart

- Associated Press

Afghanistan's fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after Western forces effectively ended their 13-year war against the Taliban.

Protesters chant slogans against Houthi Shiite rebels who hold the capital, Sanna, amid a power vacuum as they march on a street in Sanaa on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Some 20,000 marched Saturday across the capital, where demonstrators converged on the house of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who resigned Thursday along with his Cabinet. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

US drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil

- Associated Press

A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by a Shiite power grab.