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With his Syrian expedition in jeopardy, President Obama pivoted back to the economy. "Everything I've done," he told ABC News on Sunday, "has been designed, No. 1, to stabilize the economy, get it growing again, start producing jobs again." He used a Rose Garden event on Monday marking the fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers to reiterate the message. "We've cleared away all the rubble from the financial crisis," said the president, "and we've begun to lay a new foundation for economic growth and prosperity." That's news to the millions in the unemployment lines.
The nation's economy continued to slowly but steadily improve last month, with the unemployment rate declining further to 7.3 percent — the lowest in nearly five years — and businesses adding another 169,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
The Labor Department reported Friday that the national unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in August after businesses added 169,000 jobs, but the jobless rate for blacks actually ticked up to 13.0 percent.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, near the lowest level since June 2008. The figure shows employers are laying off fewer and fewer workers, an encouraging sign one day before the government will issue its August jobs report.
The San Francisco Giants have paid nearly $545,000 in back wages and damages to 74 clubhouse and administrative employees for violations of minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping laws, federal officials said Thursday.
Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired the nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with his "I Have a Dream" speech, the District hosts a series of events this week commemorating the historic day for civil rights.
It's an idea that's a few onion rings short of a happy meal, but it's a whopper of a scheme from organized labor in its latest attempt to iron out the kinks in the union label.
With Thomas E. Perez now confirmed as head of the Labor Department, the agency is expected to unleash a flurry of new regulations that have been bottled up for months — a prospect that has business leaders worried and labor advocates cheering.
President Obama has granted yet another part of his health care law a delay, quietly announcing a one-year grace period before imposing a strict limit on consumers' out-of-pocket medical expenses.