1.3 Million Losing Unemployment Benefits

Posted by Christina Kemp on December 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy. A tense political battle likely looms when Congress reconvenes in the new, midterm election year.

Nudging Congress along, a vacationing President Barack Obama called two …

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Santa’s Sleigh Delayed After Snags at UPS, FedEx

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 26, 2013
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By the Associated Press

NEW YORK — Santa’s sleigh didn’t make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.

The delays were blamed on poor weather earlier this week in parts of the country as well as overloaded systems. The holiday shopping period this year was shorter than usual, more buying …

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Want Happiness at Work? Avoid These Careers.

Posted by Steve Leader on December 26, 2013
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BusinessInsider.com and CareerBliss.com teamed up to see which jobs tend to make the people who do the work unhappy.  Based on thousands of employee evaluations involving 250 job roles, here’s what was found.

The job most likely to make a person miserable is analyst.  Right behind are dispatchers, program coordinators, pharmacy technicians and teachers.

Factors that went into the scores include work-life …

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Healthcare Deadline Extended for Jan. 1st Enrollment

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 23, 2013
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By the Associated Press

CHICAGO — Last-minute health insurance shoppers called help lines and attended enrollment events Monday as a key deadline in the nation’s new health law was extended by one more day.

While some states postponed the cutoff date, most Americans were required to sign up by Monday night to get coverage starting on Jan. 1. The HealthCare.gov website that …

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Holiday Travelers Prepare for Rough Weather, Potential Delays

Posted by Joe Simons on December 21, 2013
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CHICAGO (AP) — Freezing rain. Snow. Thunderstorms. Even tornadoes. Much of the nation braced for foul weather on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, as a wet winter storm created travel worries from Chicago and Detroit to Boston and New York.

Forecasters were predicting everything from freezing rain and snow in the north to torrential rain in the …

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