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Grants for dislocated South Dakota workers

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao announced Monday two National Emergency Grants totaling over $1.4 million to help dislocated South Dakota workers.

Workforce: The jobless recovery

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- With Friday's U.S. Labor Department announcement that the unemployment rate increased to 6.1 percent for May, the nascent U.S. economic recovery seems stalled i
T.K. MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

Unemployed march for benefits extension

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Protesters backed by the AFL-CIO marched up Constitution Avenue Wednesday from the Department of Labor to the Capitol lawn to urge Congress to extend emergency unemployment benefits.
JENNIFER MEHIGAN

UPI's Capital Comment for May 8, 2003

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I

Washington Agenda-House

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Stocks mixed amid economy, war news

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market ended mixed Friday, digesting news of continued weakness in the job market on the one hand a

UPI's Capital Comment for April 4, 2003

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at more of Friday's business stories:

U.S. job market remains weak in March

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.8 percent in March, but the job market remains weak as U.S. payroll fell by 108,000, the Labor Department reported Friday.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

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UPI's Capital Comment for March 14, 2003

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press

Washington Agenda-House

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Hispanidad: Halting Estrada won't beat GOP

Let's be honest. Miguel Estrada, who is President Bush's choice for a seat on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, probably is just as conservativ
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

Washington Agenda-House

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UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 23, 2003

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Elaine Chao
Building industry leaders and union presidents meet with Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to discuss the lack of skilled laborers in the building industry on April 6, 2004, in Washington. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Elaine Lan Chao (traditional Chinese: 趙小蘭; pinyin: Zhào Xiǎolán; Wade-Giles: Chao Hsiao-lan; born March 26, 1953) served as the 24th United States Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. She was the first Chinese American and the first Asian American woman to be appointed to a President's cabinet in American history. Chao was the only cabinet member to serve under George W. Bush for his entire administration. She is married to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), the current U.S. Senate Minority Leader.

The eldest of six daughters, Chao was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to James S.C. Chao (趙錫成 Zhào Xīchéng), a Shanghainese entrepreneur, and Ruth Mu-lan Chu (朱木蘭 Zhū Mùlán), a historian. Her parents had fled to Taiwan from mainland China after the Chinese Communists took over as a result of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. At the age of eight, Elaine Chao and her family emigrated to the United States, where her father had already settled a few years earlier. She attended Syosset High School on Long Island, New York.

Chao received her B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College in 1975 and her MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1979. Chao also studied at MIT, Dartmouth College, and Columbia University.

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