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U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Freak lightening storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway
More counties to see Obamacare marketplace monopoly
Solid U.S. consumer spending boosts prospect of Fed rate hike
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Klobuchar: The cost of the EpiPen price increases
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
December 4, 2013
Private employers step up hiring, trade deficit narrows
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. private-sector hiring rose in November at the fastest clip in a year, suggesting the labor market was improving enough for the Federal Reserve to soon start trimming its bond purchases.
December 4, 2013 - 10:06am
December 3, 2013
Expiring jobless benefits to lower U.S. unemployment rate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. unemployment rate could fall substantially early next year as belt-tightening in Washington throws more than a million long-term unemployed Americans off the benefit rolls.
December 3, 2013 - 1:52pm
November 14, 2013
Jobless claims fall, but prior week revised higher
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, but an upward revision to the prior week's figure suggested the labor market recovery remained gradual. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 2,000 to a seasonally...
November 14, 2013 - 7:57am
November 6, 2013
U.S. small business hiring up despite government shutdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small businesses stepped up hiring in October, despite uncertainty brought by a partial shutdown of the federal government, a survey showed on Wednesday. The National Federation of Independent Business said small business owners added an average of 0.11...
November 6, 2013 - 2:29pm
U.S. planned layoffs rise in October: consultant
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms rose 13.5 percent in October on cuts in the pharmaceutical and financial sectors, a report on Wednesday showed. Employers announced 45,730 layoffs last month, up from 40,289 in September, according to the report from...
November 6, 2013 - 7:27am
October 31, 2013
U.S. jobless claims declined by 10,000 last week
WASHINGTON, Oct 31 - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits declined largely as expected last week as the impact of a California computer glitch worked its way out of the report. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined by 10,0000 to...
October 31, 2013 - 7:43am
October 30, 2013
U.S. private sector adds 130,000 jobs in October: ADP
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private-sector employers added 130,000 jobs in October, lower than economists' expectations for the month, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show...
October 30, 2013 - 4:57am
October 23, 2013
Minnesota manufacturers facing hiring and government woes
BLOOMINGTON — Minnesota manufacturers say they are doing well, but face twin roadblocks of finding qualified workers and dealing with government-caused...
October 23, 2013 - 11:05pm
October 22, 2013
Concerns over hiring likely to linger
WASHINGTON — The uncertainty and weakness that hung over the nation’s job market in September before the government shutdown aren’t going away. Employers will likely remain slow to hire as long as the economy struggles to accelerate, consumers limit their spending and Congress...
October 22, 2013 - 11:12pm
October 17, 2013
U.S. jobless claims fall less than expected
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped from a six-month high last week, but remained elevated as California continued to deal with a backlog related to computer problems. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits...
October 17, 2013 - 7:50am
October 7, 2013
Willmar City Council OKs policy requiring its presence on hiring committees
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to establish a formal written policy that requires a council presence on committees that interview and hire city department heads. The motion that establishes the policy is similar to a motion that the council tabled...
October 7, 2013 - 11:39pm
October 3, 2013
Jobless claims rise
WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week but remained at pre-recession levels, a signal of growing strength in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 1,000 to a seasonally...
October 3, 2013 - 7:34am
October 2, 2013
Private sector adds 166,000 jobs in September: ADP
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 166,000 jobs in September, lower than economists' expectations for the month, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show...
October 2, 2013 - 7:23am
August 29, 2013
Jobless claims data points to pickup in job gains in August
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell as expected last week, suggesting a strengthening...
August 29, 2013 - 8:39am
August 28, 2013
Labor rules to boost employment for vets, disabled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations.
August 28, 2013 - 9:00am