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Job seekers in San Francisco.

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Job seekers in San Francisco.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1.3 Million

The failure of Congress to extend unemployment benefits means 1.3 million Americans will lose jobless aid beginning tomorrow. House Republicans refused to come up with the estimated $26 billion over two years to extend the program unless the money came from...

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President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2013.

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President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2013.

State of the Union 2014: Jan. 28

The president’s annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress is set for Jan. 28. House Speaker John Boehner, in extending the formal invitation to the president today, also tried to set the agenda. “In the...

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Job seekers speak to potential employers at a jobs fair for people 50-years-old and older, put together by the United Jewish Appeal Federation and  Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, on November 20, 2013 in New York City.

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Job seekers speak to potential employers at a jobs fair for people 50-years-old and older, put together by the United Jewish Appeal Federation and Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, on November 20, 2013 in New York City.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 38

That’s how many states had a lower unemployment rate last month than in October 2012. The national unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in October ,compared with 7.9 percent a year earlier, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Florida,...

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President Barack Obama speaks at Temple Emanu-El on November 6, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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President Barack Obama speaks at Temple Emanu-El on November 6, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Obama: Looking Out For the Republican Party

Written with Margaret Talev, on the road for Bloomberg News Look who’s looking out for the health of the Republican Party: President Barack Obama. “I’m a proud Democrat,” Obama said last night at one of two fundraising events for the...

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Job seekers wait in line for a hiring event at a new Target Corp. store in San Francisco, California.

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Job seekers wait in line for a hiring event at a new Target Corp. store in San Francisco, California.

Most Unemployment Due to Extended Jobless Benefits

Are extended unemployment benefits costing jobs? An October National Bureau of Economic Research working paper suggests the answer is yes. “Most of the persistent increase in unemployment during the Great Recession can be accounted for by the unprecedented extensions of unemployment...

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Job applicants attend a job fair hosted by Tanger Outlets for its November opening on September 17, 2013, in Fort Washington, MD.

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Job applicants attend a job fair hosted by Tanger Outlets for its November opening on September 17, 2013, in Fort Washington, MD.

Bankers Back From Road-Trip: Senate Prescription Tracks Book

Two Washington bank lobbyists scouring the country for ideas to spur job growth may draw a skeptical eye from Americans in the years following the 2008 financial crisis. That didn’t stop John Dearie, executive vice president for public policy at...

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People come out from a building with their hands up after a shooting happened at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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People come out from a building with their hands up after a shooting happened at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

White House: Mass Shootings Not ‘New Normal’ — What is Then?

Mass shootings are not “the new normal.” At least not in President Barack Obama’s eyes, the White House press secretary says. “He doesn’t accept this as the new normal,” Jay Carney told reporters today. The shooting deaths of 12 people...

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In this Aug. 29, 2013, photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to a crowd of business and Republican leaders in Chesterfield, Mo.

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In this Aug. 29, 2013, photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to a crowd of business and Republican leaders in Chesterfield, Mo.

Perry Versus O’Malley: Maryland ‘Tax and Fee State’ or ‘Better Results’

Rick Perry’s cherry-picking job tour with a 2016 flavor goes on: The Republican Texas governor has picked Maryland as his latest target for business recruitment, pitting two potential 2016 presidential candidates against each other. Radio and television ads start today...

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