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The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits holds steady as labor market remains strong

Apr. 18, 2024 09:21 AM EDT

The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits didn't change last week as the labor market continues to defy efforts by the Federal Reserve to cool hiring. The Labor Department reported Thursday that unemployment claims for the week ending April 13 were unchanged from the...

Reuters photographer wins World Press Photo of the Year with poignant shot from Gaza

Apr. 18, 2024 07:00 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem captured this year’s prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award Thursday with a depiction of loss and sorrow in Gaza, a heartrending photo of a Palestinian woman cradling the body of her young niece. The photograph, taken in Khan Younis just...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 17, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. April 16, 2024. Editorial: Delta Must Unite On Regional Idea A Senate committee chairman’s reluctance to push hard for legislation to help the Delta’s hospitals and generally improve health-care delivery in the region was understandable. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 17, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. April 13, 2024. Editorial: Florida’s Medicaid downsizing is a moral failure The headline demanded your attention for the timing, if nothing else: “Some of Florida’s sickest kids are losing Medicaid coverage on Easter Sunday.” ...

Unions in Greece call widespread strikes, seeking a return to bargaining rights axed during bailouts

Apr. 17, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Strikes called by Greece’s largest labor union halted ferries, disrupted public transport services and left some state-run hospitals running on emergency staffing levels in Athens and elsewhere Wednesday. The General Confederation of Greek Labor, GSEE, led...

Black immigrant rally in NYC raises awareness about racial, religious and language inequities

Apr. 16, 2024 19:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Black immigrants turned out in the hundreds on Tuesday across from New York City Hall during a hearing about racial inequities in the city's shelter and immigrant support systems. Over 1,500 immigrants, mostly from Guinea, assembled in City Hall Park, after it...

Advocates push for full Medicaid expansion as Mississippi legislators enter negotiations

Apr. 16, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coalition of advocates rallied for full Medicaid expansion Tuesday at the Mississippi Capitol as lawmakers prepare to negotiate a final plan that could extend health care coverage to tens of thousands of residents in one of the poorest states in the U.S. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 16, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 12, 2024. Editorial: Having won on abortion, Missouri GOP just can’t stop attacking women’s health care Not content with having already imposed the first statewide abortion ban in America in half a century (and one of the most...

2023 was a record year for wind installations as world ramps up clean energy, report says

Apr. 16, 2024 14:25 PM EDT

The world installed 117 gigawatts of new wind power capacity in 2023, a 50% increase from the year before, making it the best year for new wind projects on record, according to a new report by the industry's trade association. The latest Global Wind Report, published Tuesday by the...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Apr. 15, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

North Platte Telegraph. April 13, 2024. Editorial: At least stop hiding key tax-relief tool So what do we have left of the 2024 Legislature’s latest stab at lasting property tax relief? We have a bill (Legislative Bill 388) that would finally pour...