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EXPLAINER: 5 key takeaways from the November jobs report

Dec. 02, 2022 14:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly nine months, the Federal Reserve has relentlessly raised interest rates to try to slow the U.S. job market and bring inflation under control. And for just as long, the job market hasn’t seemed to get the message. The November employment...

US hiring stays strong, complicating Fed's inflation fight

Dec. 02, 2022 13:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s employers kept hiring briskly in November despite high inflation and a slow-growing economy — a sign of resilience in the face of the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes. The economy added 263,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate...

NYC public employees among 19 accused of pandemic aid fraud

Nov. 30, 2022 14:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nineteen people including 17 New York City and New York state public employees were charged in a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday with submitting fraudulent applications for funds intended to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. The accused,...

At Trump Org. fraud trial, defense rests and deflects blame

Nov. 28, 2022 17:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested Monday at the Trump Organization’s criminal tax fraud trial after a contentious day in court, putting the case involving former President Donald Trump’s real estate empire on track for deliberations next week. Trump Organization lawyers...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 24, 2022 04:11 AM EST

Albany Times Union. November 20, 2022. Editorial: You promised, governor Kathy Hochul promised transparency. Why are her agencies stonewalling or slow-rolling auditors and the public? Gov. Kathy Hochul should know better than most people about the need...

Inflation gives pay raise gift to top Pennsylvania officials

Nov. 22, 2022 13:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Inflation is gift-wrapping another big salary increase for hundreds of Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials in 2023, including boosting rank-and-file lawmakers and district judges into six-figure territory. For many of these...

South African government workers demonstrate for higher pay

Nov. 22, 2022 11:46 AM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Thousands of South African government workers took part in nationwide demonstrations on Tuesday to demand a 10% increase in their salaries. Negotiations between public sector unions and the government are deadlocked. The government is resolved to...

Ringleaders in massive COVID fraud extradited to US

Nov. 18, 2022 19:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles couple who fled to Europe after being convicted of running a fraud ring that stole $18 million in COVID-19 aid money were returned to the United States to face prison, authorities announced Friday. Richard Ayvazyan and his wife, Marietta Terabelian,...

Relief meets fear as UK budget calms economy but brings pain

Nov. 18, 2022 07:24 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative government on Friday defended its decision to hike taxes for millions of working people in the “squeezed middle” class as it tries to shore up an economy battered by double-digit inflation and the reckless tax-cutting of recently ousted Prime Minister...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 15, 2022 15:35 PM EST

Anderson Herald Bulletin. November 11, 2022. Editorial: Decisions on solar farms require listening to public One of the nation’s largest solar farms is being considered in northwest Indiana. The 13,000-acre Mammoth Solar project, or the size of 9,849 football fields,...