Stocks rise as investors weigh jump in weekly jobless claims

U.S. stocks pushed higher at Thursday’s open as investors weighed minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting and fresh employment data out of Washington. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both…

Jobless Benefits’ Unintended Fallout: Reduced College Financial Aid

Unemployment benefits helped millions of people who lost their jobs in the pandemic, but now the payments may throw a wrench into the college financial aid process. The disconnect between…

I retired at 50, went back to work at 53, and then a medical issue left me jobless: ‘There’s no such thing as a safe amount of money’

I had always said I was going to retire when I was 50. I had worked and saved since I was 16. Retiring without Medicare and Social Security is a…

Jobless claims jump to 286,000, the highest level since October

Jobless claims took an unexpected turn higher last week in a potential sign that the wintertime omicron surge was hitting the employment picture. Initial filings for the week ended Jan.…

Stocks fall after record jump in wholesale prices, rise in jobless claims

U.S. stocks turned lower Thursday as investors considered a fresh read on weekly unemployment claims and wholesale price inflation out of Washington. Tech stock underperformed, and the Nasdaq dropped more…

Jobless for a Year? That Might Be Less of a Problem Now.

Some employers regard applicants with long periods of unemployment unfavorably, research shows — even if many are reluctant to admit it. “Employers don’t often articulate why but the idea, they…