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July Jobs Report: 4 Pieces Of Good News Buried In The Gloom

Filed under: Economy

The long, slow slog that is improvement in the labor market continued in July, the Labor Department reported Friday. For many job seekers, that means the difficulty many have experienced in landing a new position remains.

As th…

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Unemployed and Eager to Shop on Black Friday … for You

Filed under: Economy, Wal-Mart Stores, Target Corp, Retail, Best Buy, Family Money Laurie Black, a 32-year-old preschool teacher from Auburn, Mass., finds herself out of a job this holiday season for the second year in a row. But she’s not going to let…

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Assuring Half Your Income When Unemployment Knocks

Filed under: Economy, InsuranceIn 1932, Wisconsin enacted the first state unemployment insurance plan in response to the Great Depression. Three years later, President Franklin Roosevelt established a program on a national level as part of Social Secur…

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How to Not End Up Uninsured When You Find Yourself Unemployed

Filed under: Economy, Health Care, InsuranceIf you think there have to be better ways for an uninsured person to get health care than robbing a bank for $1 — as a North Carolina man did recently to get access to medical care in prison — you’re right:…

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Why the S&P 500 Could Fall Another 20% in 2011

Filed under: Economy, Investing, Microsoft, Apple, Wal-Mart Stores, Target Corp, Procter & Gamble, Market News It seems impossible that the S&P 500 could drop another 20% to 1,000 on top of its losses of the last week, but the index was that lo…

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