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  • As a result, the dollar index has just about relinquished all of its gains made since the head of the U.S. central bank on March 19 suggested that interest rates may rise as soon as early next year.

  • And the No. 1 source of stress at work is ... Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Eight out of 10 US workers are stressed out. Can you guess why: Don't make enough money? Annoying co-workers? All of the above?

  • ROCHESTER, Minn., April 8- The Federal Reserve is allowing the American economy to waste "lots of resources" by letting inflation stay too low and unemployment stay too high, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, exhorting his fellow policymakers to do more.

  • Vermont House bucks Shumlin, speeds wage hike Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— The Vermont House bucked the wishes of Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday by calling for an increase in the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour starting in January, rather than 2017.. A January 2015 start date to $10.10 per hour would make Vermont the first state to break the $10 mark on its minimum wage.

  • US employers advertised more open jobs in February Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. employers posted more job openings in February, a sign that hiring will likely improve in the months ahead. The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 4.2 million job openings, up 7.7 percent from January.

  • Doh! Even the White House has a gender-pay gap Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Despite Obama's equal-pay push, women make 77 cents for every dollar men make at the White House. Jake Novak explains.

  • Fort Hood shootings could stymie veteran hiring Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Gen. Mark Milley speaks during a news conference on April 3, 2014, a day after the shootings.

    "PTSD is the big giant elephant in the boardroom that a lot of people worry about but nobody talks about," a psychiatrist says.

  • Congress needs an overhaul—not a raise! Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Carol Roth takes issues with Rep. Jim Moran's claim that Congress is underpaid. Here's what they really need, she says.

  • Talk is cheap—unless it gets you a raise Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    The latest tactic to close the gap between men’s and women’s wages: Just talk about it.

  • Governor signs Kansas jobless tax bill Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    Sam Brownback says Kansas employers will save millions of dollars this year under a bill adjusting their payments to the unemployment trust fund.

  • Unemployment benefits bill headed to House Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 3:37 AM ET

    They released their letter as the Senate voted 59-38 for the bill. The outlook remains cloudy, though, for legislation that took three months to move through the Senate. Jack Reed, D- R.I., and Dean Heller, R- Nev., the bill's leading supporters, said they were willing to consider changes in hopes of securing passage in a highly reluctant House.

  • Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 3:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors men.

  • NY expands youth employment program Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state is expanding a program that offers businesses tax credits in exchange for hiring at-risk youth. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that annual funding for the program has grown from $6 million to $10 million.

  • Tech firms may find no-poaching pacts prove costly Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    A class-action suit accuses Steven P. Jobs and Eric Schmidt of colluding to prevent their employees from being hired by rivals.

    A high-stakes negotiation is taking place over accusations that tech firms illegally prevented employees from being hired at rival firms, NYT reports.

  • Obama urges House to take up Senate's jobless bill Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 7:11 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is urging the House to embrace a Senate- passed measure to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. Obama says the Senate acted in a bipartisan way on Monday by voting to reinstate emergency unemployment insurance for 2.3 million Americans. The Senate voted 59-38 for the measure.

  • "The Senate just took action on a bipartisan bill" to renew unemployment insurance Obama said in a Twitter message. Shortly after the Senate vote, seven House Republican wrote party leadership, asking that a House vote be held on the bill or on a similar measure.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- On a 59-38 vote, the Democratic-led U.S. Senate passed a bill on Monday to restore expired jobless benefits for 2.4 million Americans, sending the bipartisan measure to a divided Republican-led House of Representatives for consideration. A week ago, the legislation seemed certain to die in the House amid opposition by top Republicans.

  • Government isn't hindering the recovery: Insana Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    US policies—and Fed policy in particular—isn't what's hindering the recovery, says Ron Insana.

  • Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.

  • Next year's high-skilled visas snapped up in days Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The far-reaching immigration bill that passed the Senate last year included a major increase in H-1B visas along with other changes making it easier to bring skilled workers to the U.S.

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