Weekly US Jobless Claims Hit 9-Month High Of 379KThe number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 379,000, the highest since March. The increase may reflect volatility around the Thanksgiving holidays.
Housing, Food Costs Top Rising Tuition Prices At Many US CollegesDespite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up.
Obama Administration: Medicare Drug Premiums To Inch Up In 2014The Obama administration says the average monthly premium for Medicare prescription drug plans will inch up by $1 next year, to $31.
Democratic Senator Argues Case For $22 An Hour Minimum Wage IncreaseSen. Elizabeth Warren questioned minimum wage increases during a Senate hearing, and cited a study that suggests the federal minimum wage should be standing at $22 an hour.