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Billionaire Warren Buffett, CEO and chairman of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during a conversation with David Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washingtron, during the club's 25th anniversary dinner on June 5, 2012. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Buffett: Unemployment Report Won’t Impress

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

05/03/2013

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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.

05/03/2013

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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.

04/04/2013

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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.

03/21/2013

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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.

07/30/2012

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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.

06/15/2012

A job seeker fills out an application during a job fair hosted by the State of New York at the Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building on April 12, 2012 in Brooklyn, N.Y. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Labor Department: Hiring Nationwide Slows As Fewer States Report Job Gains

Fewer U.S. states reported job gains last month, reflecting a slower pace of hiring nationwide.

04/20/2012

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