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Murphy: COVID-19 cases are climbing in northern New Jersey

Oct. 22, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's climbing number of COVID-19 cases are beginning to spread to northern counties around New York, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. Murphy spoke during a remote news conference while he isolates at home after coming into contact with a COVID-19-positive staffer over the...

FILE - Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in New York.   U.S. stocks are drifting on Thursday, Oct. 22,  as more big companies report profits for the summer that were better than Wall Street feared.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Stocks drift higher after some solid company earnings news

Oct. 22, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

U.S. stocks are moving higher Thursday as more big companies report profits for the summer that weren't as bad as Wall Street feared. The S&P 500 rose 0.6% in afternoon trading after shifting between small gains and losses throughout the morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 201 points, or 0.7% at...

FILE - In this June 11, 2020, file photo, information signs are displayed at the closed Illinois Department of Employment Security WorkNet center in Arlington Heights, Ill. U.S. employers advertised for slightly fewer jobs in August while their hiring ticked up modestly. The Labor Department said Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, that the number of U.S. job postings on the last day of August dipped to 6.49 million, down from 6.70 million July. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

US jobless claims drop to 787,000, but layoffs remain high

Oct. 22, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 787,000, a sign that job losses may have eased slightly but are still running at historically high levels. Last week's figure was down from 842,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. The...

US jobless claims drop to 787,000, though layoffs remain high 7 months after virus struck economy

Oct. 22, 2020 8:32 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims drop to 787,000, though layoffs remain high 7 months after virus struck economy.

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Oct. 21, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Oct. 18 The Times and Democrat on essential Election Day workers: The coronavirus emergency has changed so many things. Voting is one of them. Lines of people are voting early via absentee ballot in order to avoid going to a polling place on Election Day. But...

Senate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, center, gestures as he talks with Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, left, the governor's chief budget adviser, and House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, right, on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. The three men, all members of the Revenue Estimating Conference, spoke ahead of the conference's meeting. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

No tax hikes, benefit drops for Louisiana unemployment fund

Oct. 20, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The steep drop in Louisiana's unemployment trust fund balance during the coronavirus outbreak won't trigger a decline in benefits for jobless workers or tax hikes on businesses, state lawmakers have decided. The House unanimously gave final passage Tuesday to a package of measures...

Georgia unemployment rate rises as economic rebound sputters

Oct. 16, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's economic recovery from the pandemic sputtered in September, with the unemployment rate raising and employers adding few jobs. The jobless rate rose to 6.4%, up from 5.7% in August. More people flooded back into the labor force, but fewer people reported having jobs. The slowdown...

10 charged with unemployment insurance fraud in Nevada

Oct. 15, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — On a 104-degree day in Las Vegas, Kenneth Greenland and Brittany Griesel were cruising down Sahara Boulevard in a rented Maserati when law enforcement pulled them over and found nine unemployment insurance debit cards worth more than $200,000, federal prosecutors alleged in a...

Montana COVID cases threaten to overwhelm health care system

Oct. 15, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana is stretching the state's health care system, a hospital's chief medical officer said Thursday, as she urged residents to take the virus seriously. “I will put this very simply,” said Dr. Bridget Brennan with Benefis...

Noem campaigns in New Hampshire as virus surges at home

Oct. 15, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem hit the campaign trail on Thursday in New Hampshire, making appearances without wearing a mask, even as her state witnessed a new highpoint for coronavirus cases. Active cases of the COVID-19 virus on Thursday topped 7,000 for the first time in South...