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FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com.  The pandemic has many of us feeling fearful and out of control. But you can take steps to get a handle on what’s happening in your life. Measuring progress leads to a sense of accomplishment, and one way to measure progress is with dollar signs — whether it’s calculating how much you’re able to give or your savings from forgoing restaurant meals.  (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: Feel out of control? These money moves can help

Aug. 10, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely and his colleagues at Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight have a pact. Every week, the group of 50 people picks one small business in Durham, North Carolina, and each person spends $100 there. A one-time $5,000 infusion wouldn’t make a difference to...

Fashion school graduate Phoebe St. Leger poses for a photo in  Florence, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. Around the world, young people armed with new degrees, diplomas and professional qualifications are struggling to enter the workforce as the pandemic pushes the global economy into recession. British fashion school graduate Phoebe St. Leger’s dream of landing a job at a design label is on hold. The coronavirus forced the cancellation of her university graduating class's final-year fashion show, which removing the chance to show her knitwear collection to people in the industry, some of whom might have liked her work enough to offer her a job. (Shannon Davidson via AP)

Pandemic wrecks global Class of 2020's hopes for first job

Aug. 10, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British fashion school graduate Phoebe St. Leger’s dream of landing a job at a design label is on hold. Like many others in the global Class of 2020, the pandemic is clouding her career ambitions. The coronavirus forced the cancellation of her university graduating class's final-year...

California agency whistle blower claims she's being ousted

Aug. 5, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high-ranking official at the California agency that regulates utility companies claims she's being forced out of her job for seeking to recover $200 million in fees that the agency did not collect over nearly 20 years. Alice Stebbins, the executive director of the California Public...

FILE - People wait to speak with representatives from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission about unemployment claims Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Midwest City, Okla. Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the U.S. economy could come Friday, Aug. 7,  when the government is expected to report that the pace of hiring has slowed significantly after a brief rebound in the spring. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Gone for good? Evidence signals many jobs aren't coming back

Aug. 5, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the U.S. economy could come Friday when the government is expected to report that the pace of hiring has slowed significantly after a brief rebound in the spring. As the coronavirus continues to transform a vast swath of...

Opponents of utility projects allege bias by ex-regulator

Aug. 5, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former state regulator applied to become CEO of one of Wisconsin's largest utility companies just months after voting to approve two of its projects, prompting opponents of the plans to accuse him of bias. As a member of the Public Service Commission, which regulates the state's...

Vanderbilt cuts at least 8 from athletics communications

Jul. 8, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has laid off at least two people with six more forced to re-apply for their jobs as the Southeastern Conference's lone private school works to merge its athletics communications department with the university's main communications office. The university said Wednesday in...

Nebraska brings back job search requirements for unemployed

Jul. 7, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans who lost their jobs will once again have to actively look for new employment to maintain their benefits, state officials said as they announced plans to resume Gov. Pete Ricketts’ signature reemployment program. The Nebraska Department of Labor said it will impose...

FILE - In this June 4, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian wearing a mask walks past a reader board advertising a job opening for a remodeling company, in Seattle. U.S. companies added nearly 2.4 million jobs in June, according to a private survey, a large gain that still leaves the job market far below its pre-pandemic levels. The payroll company ADP said that small businesses reported the largest gain, adding 937,000 jobs. Construction firms and restaurants and hotels also posted big increases in hiring. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

5 things to watch for in Thursday's jobs report for June

Jul. 1, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the viral outbreak worsening and unemployment at Depression-era levels, the government on Thursday will issue what will almost surely be another remarkable jobs report. Hiring in June might have reached the highest monthly total on record — 3 million. Yet so deep were the...

Millennial Money: 4 expert tips to get hired from home

Jun. 30, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

Job hunting has always been a little stressful. OK, a lot stressful. A global pandemic certainly hasn’t remedied that. Rather, it’s changing the landscape. For one, it’s heating up competition. Millions of newly out-of-work Americans are chasing employment simultaneously. Applicant pools...

1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting outside Florida Amazon facility

Jun. 29, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A targeted shooting outside an Amazon facility in Jacksonville, Florida, left one person killed and two others slightly wounded Monday, authorities said. The 20-year-old man who was fatally shot was waiting in line outside the Amazon warehouse to apply for a job, Jacksonville...