• unemployment Jul 16

    Mass. Unemployment Rate Dips Below 5%

    Massachusetts employers added 9,400 jobs in June as the statewide unemployment rate dropped under 5%, a milestone that was hit due to a substantial revision to figures reported last month, labor officials announced Friday. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics originally announced Massachusetts had a May unemployment rate of 6.1%, but on Friday the office revised that figure down to…

  • food prices Jul 16

    Grocery Prices Are Rising: Expect These 5 Foods to Cost More This Summer

    The pandemic still has a far-reaching effect — and it’s showing up in the prices of some of your favorite summer foods.

  • I-Team Feb 21, 2020

    Violence Toward E.R. Nurses and Doctors Is the ‘Dirty Little Secret' of Health Care

    The nurses that spoke with NBC New York said change can’t arrive soon enough, and the help they need is an emergency — as all too often it’s them who are becoming the patients

  • Women in Tech Feb 7, 2020

    These Are the 10 Best Cities for Women in Tech

    Between 2018 and 2028, more than 500,000 new jobs are expected to be added to the computer and information technology workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But despite this growing demand for talent, the tech industry has made slow gains in providing equal opportunity for both men and women in the field. In 2018, according to the National...

  • Economy Feb 7, 2020

    US Adds 225,000 Jobs in January, Unemployment Ticks Up to 3.6%

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced employers added 225,000 jobs in January, beating out expectations and providing timely evidence of the U.S. economy’s enduring health. The unemployment rate ticked up 3.6%. Hiring jumped at the beginning of the year as U.S. employers added 225,000 jobs, bolstering an economy that faces threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war...

  • player Sep 10, 2019

    Hasbro Takes on the Gender Pay Gap With New Ms. Monopoly Game

    Hasbro wants to take the conversation over the gender pay gap out of the board room and into the living room with its new Ms. Monopoly game, launching this month. Dubbed “the first game where women make more than men,” the updated version of the classic board-game introduces new women-centric elements, starting with its titular character. Ms. Monopoly is the...

  • New England Aug 18, 2019

    Backers of Rural Dental Care Find Something to Smile About

    It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success. The biggest obstacle? Dentists.

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2019

    Trump Ties US Success to 2nd Term: ‘You Have to Vote for Me'

    President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire, a state that he hopes to capture in 2020, that their financial security depends on his reelection. “Whether you love me or hate me you have to vote for me,” Trump said.

  • Massachusetts Aug 16, 2019

    Ambulance Crews at High Risk for Injuries, Assaults, Data Shows

    From handling combative patients to being exposed to contagious diseases, emergency medical workers face one of the most dangerous and injury-prone jobs in the country, according to researchers and federal workplace safety data. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs), who provide basic life support services, and paramedics, who also provide advanced life support services, suffer injuries requiring treatment in the emergency room...

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2019

    President Trump Holds Rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Drawing Thousands of Supporters and Protesters

    President Donald Trump is holding a rally in front of thousands of supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, looking to once again demonstrate his popularity with New Hampshire’s Republican voters. The “Keep America Great” rally started with a minutes-long ovation when Trump took the stage at Southern New Hampshire University Arena.

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Repeated Falsehood on Auto Plants

    In launching his reelection campaign, President Donald Trump repeated a claim about new auto plants that he made a year-and-a-half ago. It’s still not true, and it fits a pattern of Trump falsely boasting of unexpected or unusual gains in the auto industry.

  • Associated Press Jun 19, 2019

    Trump Launches 2020 Campaign at Orlando Rally

    President Donald Trump officially announced his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday at a rally in Orlando.

  • georgia Jun 10, 2019

    Seniors More Likely to Work Longer in Big Metropolitan Areas

    Seniors in major metropolitan areas, especially in the Northeast and around Washington, D.C., are more likely to continue working past age 65 than those in other areas around the country, according to an analysis of Census data by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. “Those are the areas where all of the jobs are, really,” says Anqi Chen,...

  • georgia Jun 10, 2019

    Seniors More Likely to Work Longer in Big Metropolitan Areas

    Seniors in major metropolitan areas, especially in the Northeast and around Washington, D.C., are more likely to continue working past age 65 than those in other areas around the country, according to an analysis of Census data by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. “Those are the areas where all of the jobs are, really,” says Anqi Chen,...

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Jun 6, 2019

    Poll: Some Younger Workers Not Happy With Graying Workforce

    A rising share of older Americans is forgoing the concept of a traditional retirement at the age of 65, a trend that some younger workers aren’t particularly thrilled to see. A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that workers under the age of 50 were significantly more likely to view America’s aging workforce as...

  • Southern California Jun 6, 2019

    Poll: Some Younger Workers Not Happy With Graying Workforce

    A rising share of older Americans is forgoing the concept of a traditional retirement at the age of 65, a trend that some younger workers aren’t particularly thrilled to see. A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that workers under the age of 50 were significantly more likely to view America’s aging workforce as...

  • Afghanistan Feb 20, 2020

    Sit. Study. Fetch a Bachelor's Degree in Dog Training

    Luna the springer spaniel is learning to sniff out a troublesome golf course fungus in return for a tennis ball while helping her handler fetch a new breed of bachelor’s degree. The four-year program in “canine training and management” officially launches this fall at the State University of New York at Cobleskill amid a surge in demand for specially trained...

  • Massachusetts May 18, 2019

    Mass. Jobless Rate Dips Below 3% for 1st Time Since 2000

    The monthly unemployment rate in Massachusetts has dropped below 3% for the first time in more than 18 years. The state office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Friday that the jobless rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point in April to stand at 2.9%. The U.S. rate stood at 3.6% last month.

  • US Federal Reserve May 1, 2019

    Many College Grads Feel Their Grip on Middle Class Loosening

    A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class. It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Those benefits have long been seen as worth the sacrifices often required, from deferred income to student debt. Yet college graduates aren’t as likely as they once were to feel they belong...

  • Donald Trump Feb 13, 2019

    Democrats Question Pledges in $26.5B T-Mobile-Sprint Deal

    Democratic lawmakers are challenging a pledge by T-Mobile and Sprint not to raise prices or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through. Although T-Mobile says it won’t raise prices for three years, Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he isn’t sure that Trump administration regulators are willing to hold T-Mobile to...

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