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US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

Sep. 16, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that the spread of the delta variant may have slightly increased layoffs. Applications for jobless aid rose from 312,000 the week before,...

Coleman plant in Sauk Rapids closing, eliminating 175 jobs

Sep. 04, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Coleman Co. will close its plant in Sauk Rapids, resulting in 175 people losing their jobs. The Star Tribune reports Coleman, owned by Newell Brands, notified the state that the plant would close by the end of the year. In...

Minnesota company to close glass plants in Georgia, Texas

Aug. 15, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Minnesota company that makes glass panels for building exteriors will close its Georgia plant as part of a larger corporate reorganization. Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises announced Wednesday that it will close its Viracon plant in...

US jobless claims near pandemic low as economy strengthens

Aug. 12, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell for a third straight time last week, the latest sign that employers are laying off fewer people as they struggle to fill a record number of open jobs and meet a surge in consumer demand. ...

Restaurant workers shortchanged during COVID awarded $230K

Aug. 07, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Employees of a Minneapolis restaurant group will receive money they were denied after the company laid off workers during the COVID-19 shutdowns without giving them their final paychecks. A settlement completed Thursday between Bartmann Companies and...

Morton Salt cuts 40% of staff at its Chicago headquarters

Jul. 31, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Morton Salt has cut 40% of the staff at the 173-year-old company's downtown Chicago headquarters following its recent purchase by a California investment firm. The company laid off about 120 of the roughly 300 employees at its Chicago offices this past...

US bids 'do svidaniya' to Russian staff at Moscow embassy

Jul. 30, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States said Friday it has laid off nearly 200 local staffers working for its diplomatic missions in Russia ahead of an Aug. 1 deadline set by the Kremlin for their dismissal. The move is just the latest in a series of measures taken by both sides that have strained...

Biden woos working class with new 'buy American' efforts

Jul. 28, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden checked out the big rigs at a Pennsylvania truck factory on Wednesday and promised workers that his policies would reshape the U.S economy for the working class — a message clearly aimed at a group of voters who have drifted to Republicans. ...

Logistics Company laying off 160 at Fort Lee, Fort Eustis

Jul. 28, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A North Carolina-based company that provides logistics services to the Department of Defense is laying off 160 employees at two bases in Virginia. The Logistics Company, a military training, logistics, range and base operations support...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 21, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. July 15, 2021. Editorial: Fracking’s use of EPA-approved toxic chemicals shows again that regulators prioritize industry over health For years, evidence has mounted that fracking is at least associated with adverse health...