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Unemployment insurance running out for 1.3M long-term unemployed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Extended unemployment benefits expire this weekend for 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans, an event the White House said "defies" reason.
Strength of housing recovery questioned

Strength of housing recovery questioned

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The recovery in the U.S. housing market could run out of steam if it depends on investors to carry it along, an economic report explains.

Wealth returning slowly, but more slowly for the poor

ST. LOUIS, May 31 (UPI) -- The recovery of wealth lost during the recession has favored affluent whites, a study by the St. Louis Federal Reserve said.

Zandi cited as possible head of FHFA

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- The White House has been testing the reaction in Washington to economist Mark Zandi running the Federal Housing Finance Agency, a policy analyst said.

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Jobs report puts focus on sequester

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Democrats say the federal budget sequester is to blame for a disappointing U.S. March jobs report but Republicans blame President Barack Obama's policies.

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U.S. stock indexes open down, close down

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. stock indexes maintained a downward trend throughout the trading session Wednesday, reacting to a lackluster report on March private-sector job creation.

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ADP: 158K new private-sector jobs in March

ROSELAND, N.J., April 3 (UPI) -- Private-sector employment in the United States rose by 158,000 jobs from February to March, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday.

U.S. jobless rate steady at 7.8 percent

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. unemployment rate held steady in December at 7.8 percent, with 155,000 new non-farm jobs added, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

Jobless claims drop by 25,000

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Labor Department Wednesday said first-time jobless benefits claims dropped back close to where they were before Hurricane Sandy.
Stocks mixed Wednesday

Stocks mixed Wednesday

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. stock indexes were mixed Wednesday, as a private payroll company said 118,000 jobs were added to the economy in November.
Private sector gains 118,000 jobs

Private sector gains 118,000 jobs

ROSELAND, N.J., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said the U.S. economy added 118,000 non-farm private sector jobs in November, the fourth lowest monthly gain of 2012.
U.S. could hit debt ceiling by year's end

U.S. could hit debt ceiling by year's end

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. government likely will hit its $16.4 trillion debt limit by year's end, giving more urgency to avoiding the fiscal cliff, the Treasury Department said.
Romney: Obama's 'forward' slogan 'absurd'

Romney: Obama's 'forward' slogan 'absurd'

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Tuesday President Barack Obama is out of touch with Americans' struggles through the Great Recession.
$25 billion hype

$25 billion hype

After the hype of a $25 billion settlement with five major U.S. banks over foreclosure malpractice comes the stark reality: The deal is full of holes.
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National debt equal to national economy

National debt equal to national economy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The national debt is as big as all of the U.S. economy, topping $15.23 trillion, estimates indicated. An analyst said there's a "grave need" to fix the problem.

Zandi: No deal for supercommittee

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Economist Mark Zandi said Sunday he thinks the congressional supercommittee won't be able to reach a deal to cut the U.S. deficit as this week's deadline looms.
Plouffe: Jobs bill could pass by October

Plouffe: Jobs bill could pass by October

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act has a good chance of being passed in its entirety by October, senior adviser David Plouffe said Sunday.
Economist: GOP plan would cost 700K jobs

Economist: GOP plan would cost 700K jobs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A Republican plan to carve U.S. spending this year would cost 700,000 jobs through 2012, an independent economic analysis indicated.

Economists see 2010 census as a boost

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The 2010 U.S. census will offer the country a slight boost by injecting $2.3 billion into the economy and hiring 1.2 million people, economists said.

Economist: Unemployment to remain high

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- High unemployment is likely to haunt the U.S. economy for years to come, a leading U.S. economist said.

Most states in a recession, economist says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Forty-one states are in or close to a recession, a prominent U.S. economist said.

Oil shock hurting U.S.economy

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- Fast-rising crude oil costs have sparked divided opinions on whether the U.S. economy will sink into a recession, economists said.
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