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Hosemann pushes health care, jobs in Neshoba Fair speech

Jul. 28, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators will hold hearings this fall to examine how to make health care more accessible and affordable, and all options could be considered, Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday. “The time for simply saying...

GOP fails to override veto of bill ending unemployment aid

Jul. 27, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Republicans failed Tuesday in an attempt to override Gov. Tony Evers' veto of a bill ending $300 a week in federal unemployment aid. Republicans fell five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to override, 59-37, with no...

Bitcoin jumps on speculation that Amazon considering crypto

Jul. 26, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bitcoin's price surged again Monday after speculation that Amazon may be entering the cryptocurrency sector after it posted a job seeking a “digital currency and blockchain product lead.” Bitcoin jumped more than 14% in the past 24 hours, nearly...

Georgia city’s homeless community hopeful for new facility

Jul. 25, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — On rainy nights, Cheryl Gamble sometimes found shelter at a vacant warehouse on Willow Street. She and her fiance, Clint Marable, would use the facility’s looming structure to shield them from torrents of water. “We were just...

Former officer accused of sexual misconduct with teen cadet

Jul. 20, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A former northern Virginia police officer accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage girl in the department’s cadet program has been indicted, authorities announced Tuesday. A Fairfax County grand jury indicted John Grimes on Monday,...

Returning to work not easy for some who lost jobs to COVID

Jul. 17, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Karen Miller wants to work. Ideally, the 65-year-old would return to her old job of digitizing government documents for Data Dimensions in Janesville, Wisconsin. But she can’t. The company laid her off in March 2020 when COVID-19 struck, and it...

Iowa's unemployment rate up to 4% as more people seek jobs

Jul. 16, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's unemployment rate rose slightly to 4% in June as more resident began looking for work, according to statistics released Friday. Iowa Workforce Development reports the unemployment rate increased from 3.9% in May. The...

Evers directs $130 million toward workforce development

Jul. 14, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday announced that $130 million in federal coronavirus relief funds will be used to help address the state's worker shortage problem and assist unemployed people searching for a job. The bulk of the money, $100 million, will...

Job fair planned for laid-off WVa pharmaceutical workers

Jul. 07, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A job fair is set for this week aimed at hundreds of workers being laid off at a former West Virginia pharmaceutical plant. The job fair is scheduled for Thursday at the Marriott Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown. It will feature companies...

Required job searches to restart soon for state's unemployed

Jul. 05, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Beginning Wednesday, most Connecticut residents claiming unemployment benefits must report their work search efforts to the state Department of Labor when they file their weekly claims in order to avoid being denied benefits. The required work...