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  • FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Issa will delve Wednesday, Nov. 13, into the technical issues behind the dysfunctional rollout of President Barack Obama’s overhaul. Issa is probing whether the White House shares blame for health care website woes. He’ll explore concerns about online security. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

    Republicans seek probe of reports of faked jobs data

    Top House Republicans are demanding are seeking an investigation into new reports that the Census Bureau manipulated surveys that showed a steep drop in the U.S. unemployment rate shortly before the 2012 presidential election, even as the bureau said a key suspect in the matter left the bureau more than two years ago.


  • The most egregious examples of government waste, fraud or abuse.

    Golden Hammer: Waste, unspent funds found in Navajo jobs program

    As thousands of applicants awaited training, a Navajo Nation program to support job education on Indian reservations wasted $16.5 million and let another $13.4 million sit unused, a federal investigation has concluded.


  • Feds: SF Giants pay $545K in back wages, damages

    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.


  • New labor regulations expected to start flowing

    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.


  • Job seekers wait to speak with Patrice Tosi (second from left) of BluePay during a career fair in Rolling Meadows, Ill., on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Weekly jobless-aid applications rise to 354,000

    Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by 18,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Despite the gain, the level remains consistent with moderate job growth.


  • ** FILE ** In this April 12, 2013, file photo, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on President Barack Obama's budget proposal for fiscal year 2014, and the HHS. Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the secretary for Health and Human Services, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Top political appointees use secret email accounts

    Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the secretary for Health and Human Services, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.


  • Former government workers double-dipping on unemployment benefits, audit finds

    The downsizing of the U.S. government may not be returning all the taxpayer savings it was intended.


  • In this Thursday, April 11, 2013, photo, people wait in line before the Dr. King Career Fair at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    U.S. employers add 165K jobs; rate falls to 7.5%

    U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than the government first estimated. The job increases helped reduce the unemployment rate from 7.6 percent to a four-year low of 7.5 percent.


  • In this Thursday, April 11, 2013, photo, people wait in line before the Dr. King Career Fair at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Unemployment down to 7.5 percent in April

    Unemployment dropped a notch further to 7.5 percent last month as businesses created another 165,000 jobs, the Labor Department said Friday morning in a report that showed the economy maintained steady growth despite federal budget cuts.


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