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Further challenges for those seeking unemployment benefits

Further challenges for those seeking unemployment benefits

The process of applying for unemployment is one of the biggest issues currently facing policymakers in Washington, D.C., and the economy as a whole.

July 7, 2012 More
Bernanke warns Congress of increased economic risks

Bernanke warns Congress of increased economic risks

While economists and politicians alike were surprised by an unexpected (although modest) period of economic growth during the start of 2012, meager job creation and fluctuating unemployment applications have slowed this improvement considerably in recent weeks.

June 8, 2012 More
Despite extension, unemployment benefits remain at risk

Despite extension, unemployment benefits remain at risk

President Barack Obama and the White House won a significant victory last week with the extension of payroll tax cuts and federal unemployment benefits for January and February 2012.

December 30, 2011 More