- 68,000 more file for unemployment — in one week
- Michigan bans in-state insurers from covering abortion
- Nancy Pelosi tells Democrats to pass budget: ‘Embrace the suck’
- Key Obamacare official: Last two months much harder than anyone hoped
- Sen. Mike Lee: We must stop ‘the prez’ from acting like the queen
- George Bush consoles Alabama kicker Cade Foster: You will be stronger
- Megachurch pastor with ties to Obama commits suicide
- WaPo to readers: Send us your ‘gun violence’ stories for Sandy Hook anniversary
- U.S. threatens Ukraine with sanctions over dispatch of riot police
- Canada doing away with door-to-door mail delivery by 2018
By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - U.S. Labor Department
Vincent C. Gray may not have said whether he will or will not run for a second term as mayor, but he certainly dipped his toes into the murky Democratic pool on Friday by proposing to raise the minimum wage.
The White House mantra may be that the national economy is steadily improving, but nearly six in 10 Americans aren't buying that line.
Thanks to Texas' new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job — at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he voted for him.
Apple and other technology companies led the stock market up for the second day in a row Thursday.
Joyce Robbins wanted to know why her aunt wasn't coming to a big family barbeque. Mamie Brown and her husband, Joseph Green Brown, who was on Florida's death row for 13 years before his convictions on rape and murder were overturned in 1986, had been fixtures at family functions since they'd moved to Charlotte in 2007.
Even though the spotlight has shifted toward Mitt Romney's tax returns and Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare plans, job offshoring and related issues are sure to re-emerge in campaign 2012's climactic phase.
For the past three years, Taura Tate's mornings have revolved around caring for a woman who suffers from the effects of a stroke and diabetes. She cooks her oatmeal for breakfast, helps with showers and makes sure she takes the right medicine.
The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the economy is losing strength and repeated a pledge to take further steps to stimulate growth if the job market doesn't show sustained improvement.
The Federal Reserve appears to be moving toward announcing some new step to try to energize the troubled U.S. economy. The question is whether it will do so after its policy meeting this week. Probably not, many economists say.
A two-day rally that sent stocks soaring last week fizzled out Monday.
As many across the heartland applauded the decision, some human-rights activists had harsh words for the Labor Departments withdrawal last week of a proposal for stricter labor standards for youth who work on the nations family farms.
Virginia's unemployment rate has increased for the second time in more than a year, but still remains below the national average.
Rick Perry has pole-vaulted over Willard "Mitt" Romney to become the top Republican to face President Obama on Election Day 2012. Texas' governor beat Massachusetts' former governor 29 percent to 17 percent among Republicans, Gallup reported Wednesday. Mr. Perry deserves this distinction. While he lacks the pro-market purity of the late Milton Friedman, Mr. Perry's record should satisfy limited-government conservatives far more than Mr. Romney's.
If Maine Gov. Paul LePage doesn't wish to display a mural depicting the state's labor history, then the U.S. Department of Labor wants back the federal money used to create it.
More than 100 U.S. Postal Service employees over 90 years old are collecting workers compensation - a fact one U.S. senator calls troubling, arguing that workers ought to be moved to retirement rolls from which payouts would be less expensive.