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House to vote on unemployment benefits extension

A House vote Thursday is expected to send President Barack Obama a long-sought measure to resume unemployment payments to millions of people whose benefits...

Even government workers face job losses

For years, most people who worked for state or local governments accepted a fact of life: Their pay wasn't great. The job security was. Now...

Mixed bag in jobs report

A wave of census layoffs cut the nation's payrolls in June for the first time in six months, while private employers added a modest...

Obama may strike out on health benefits extension

If Chuck Lacasse had gotten his pink slip four days earlier, Uncle Sam would have covered most of his family's health insurance while he...

Debt adds to pressure of stressed-out Americans

The economy trudges ahead yet debt dogs many Americans, stressing them out even as they firm up their own financial foundations. There are new jobs...

Don’t expect a quick economic recovery

The pillars of Americans' financial security — jobs and home values — will stay shaky well into 2011, according to an Associated Press survey...

GOP’s message to unemployed: ‘Get a job’

Republicans in the Senate aren't winning any friends among the ever-increasing ranks of the unemployed. First Republican Jim Bunning of Kentucky pulls off a single-handed...