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Inspector General: Foreclosure aid program flawed

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department rushed out a major revamp of its foreclosure-prevention program in 2010, limiting the plan’s ability to help people who are unemployed or owe more than their homes are worth, a government watchdog says. Treasury’s Hardest ...

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Fewer seek U.S. unemployment aid, tying a 4-year low

WASHINGTON — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market is strengthening. Applications for unemployment aid dropped 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 351,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That matches a four-year low ...

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Job openings flat in May, a sign of slow hiring

WASHINGTON — The number of job postings didn’t increase in May, a sign that hiring is unlikely to pick up this summer. Employers advertised 3 million job openings, the Labor Department said. That was the same amount as in April ...

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Barry Rosen: Final look at federal health care reform act (access required)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as federal Health Care Reform, contains a myriad of new programs and rules that affect employers, employees, health insurance plans and health care providers. This is the fourth and final installment ...

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Cut-off of jobless aid would lower economic growth

WASHINGTON — If Congress lets unemployment benefits expire this week for the long-term unemployed, they won’t be the only ones to feel the pain. The overall economy would suffer, too. Unemployment benefits help drive the economy because the jobless tend ...

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