New joblessness findings prompted Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Keith Ellison to demand that Congress pass legislation to save up to 900,000 state and local government jobs.
In a new poll among Latinos nationwide, about half of the more than 1,500 interviewed say they worry about losing their jobs, paying bills or saving for college.
Administration officials highlighted this week the positive impacts of the economic recovery act and announced new rules created under the health reform law that will improve coverage for millions of Americans.
NEW YORK - Though this year's city budget, one of the most austerity-driven in recent memory, has just been completed, a group of City Council members is already preparing for next year's fight.
Cheers and jeers: Frogs and workers? Texas turning blue? Republicans going Green? Obama a Communist? and more.
Congress is on the verge of passing the most sweeping banking and financial regulations since the 1930s - or so the catch phrase goes.
DETROIT - Twenty thousand people attending the second U.S. Social Forum here this week have staged a peaceful takeover of a city in crisis.
How do you trim a bill to provide unemployment benefits to laid-off workers in the millionaires' club of the U.S. Senate?
With close to 6 million homes at risk of being seized by banks, the foreclosure crisis continues to deepen, with the greatest risk to homeowners of color, a new study finds.
A new study released this week finds that as the economy struggles to recover, and jobs slowly return, there will be a growing disconnect between the types of jobs employers need to fill and number of Americans who have the education and training to fill those jobs.