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Willmar Fests 2017 "Oh the Places You'll Go" Ambassador Coronation
Guidance for future grads: New Fargo business helps parents, students navigate college admissions process
Cultivating kindness: Group paints rocks to inspire others
Kids give the Destination Playground their seal of approval
Officials: Diversion Authority close to agreement with DNR before contact was cut
Always in Season: Barn swallows are a love-hate species
Red Lake fishing trip offers mixed bag of fish from shore on the Red Lake River
Brad Dokken: Fishing a game of expectations
Good fishing is just part of the package in this Quetico adventure
Ailing Sano out for second day
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
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Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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December 19, 2013
Jobless claims rise to near nine-month high
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly nine months, casting a shadow on the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 379,000,...
December 19, 2013 - 8:05am
December 4, 2013
Obamacare uncertainty harming economic rebound, CEOs say
(Reuters) - Uncertain corporate costs for President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law and other regulations continue to stymie U.S. employment and capital spending, business leaders said on Wednesday.
December 4, 2013 - 1:34pm
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