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OSHA Finds Violations At Army Weapons-Testing Pond Where 3 People Died

Nearly a dozen safety standards were violated at an Army weapons-testing pond near Baltimore where three people have died this year, the Labor Department said Thursday.


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Study: Record Number 21 Million Young Adults Living With Parents

A record number of young adults are living with their parents.


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Number Of Americans Quitting Their Jobs Rises, Sign Of Economic Confidence

More Americans are quitting their jobs, suggesting many are growing more confident in the job market.


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GOP, Dems Challenge Holder Over Subpoenas To AP

Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service’s telephone records.


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Buffett: Unemployment Report Won’t Impress

Investor Warren Buffett says the economy and U.S. job market continue to improve, but slowly.


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Fire Shuts Down Labor Department Headquarters

An overnight fire at the Labor Department’s headquarters has shut the building down for most employees.


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US Unemployment Aid Applications Jump to 385,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose to a four-month high last week, although the increase partly reflects seasonal distortions around the spring holidays.


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Nearly 340,000 Seek Weekly US Unemployment Benefits, A 5-Year Record Low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, and the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.


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US Postal Service ‘Crisis’ Worsens

The U.S. Postal Service is bracing for a first-ever default on billions in payments due to the Treasury, adding to widening uncertainty about the mail agency’s solvency as first-class letters plummet and Congress deadlocks on ways to stem the red ink.


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Virginia Jobless Rate Stays At 5.6 Percent In May

Virginia’s unemployment rate remained at the lowest rate in three years in May and is still below the national average.