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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City leaders are joining the fight to keep unemployment benefits. Mayor Brandon Scott, City Council President Nick Mosby and Comptroller Bill Henry have sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan urging him to reverse his decision on stopping the payments. READ MORE: NASA Rocket Launch Tuesday Morning Will Be Visible From Maryland Earlier this month, the...
    The Maine state government on Tuesday announced it would be providing $1,500 payments to be given to employees who start working between June 15-30 to encourage unemployed residents to rejoin the workforce. In a press release, the state government said the payments are part of the state's “Back to Work” program and will be administered by the Maine Department of Labor...
    shapecharge | E+ | Getty Images For workers who lose track of their 401(k) savings accounts, help may be on the way. Proposed retirement legislation that's pending in Congress would create an online "lost and found" database to help locate those accounts, among a variety of other provisions. While lawmakers are in the early stages of considering changes, retirement advocates...
                      by Sebastian Hughes  Four states cut pandemic unemployment increases three months early, ending the supplemental $300 in federal aid. Alaska, Iowa, Missouri, and Mississippi will end pandemic-related unemployment relief on June 12. An additional 21 Republican-led states will slash federal aid before it expires on Sept. 6, according to Business Insider....
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "Sunday Night in America" viewers that if they're dissatisfied with the direction of the country, it is vital they show their dissatisfaction by voting in 2022 midterms. "In a democracy…everybody listening to this program tonight is a player, not just me," Graham said. "So if you think the country is going the wrong way, make sure you vote in...
    Alaska, Iowa, Missouri and Mississippi eliminated their federal unemployment programs on Saturday, ending federal assistance for almost 340,000 workers.  The states are the first four of the 25 Republican-led states that have announced plans to end federal assistance to do so.  "As Alaska's economy opens up, employers are posting a wide range of job opportunities and workers are needed," Alaska Department of Labor...
    Social Security helps you secure today and tomorrow with financial benefits, information, and tools that support you throughout life’s journey. If you don’t have enough Social Security credits to qualify for benefits on your own record, you may be able to receive benefits on your spouse’s record. To qualify for spouse’s benefits, you must be one of the following: •...
                      by Jonathan Miltimore  Opponents of minimum wage laws tend to focus their criticism on one particular adverse consequence: by artificially raising the price of labor, they reduce employment, particularly for the most vulnerable in society. “Minimum wage laws tragically generate unemployment, especially so among the poorest and least skilled or educated workers,”...
                      by Tyler Arnold  Virginians who receive food stamps will continue to be eligible for higher pandemic-era benefits through June, the Virginia Department of Social Services announced. Families receiving food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will see additional benefits automatically loaded onto their EBT cards. The funds will be...
    Falmouth, England (CNN)President Joe Biden's attempts to talk up democracy in Europe this week are facing headwinds from back home, where revelations about the Justice Department's attempts to obtain Democrats' data have raised new concerns about the state of American politics.Throughout his time here, Biden is making the case to American allies that democracy must prevail over a rising tide...
    Leon Neal/Press Association via AP Images Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.A team of White House economics advisers had, ostensibly, convened a brain trust of left-leaning think tanks and policy experts on Monday evening to discuss how they might help President...
    This article was medically reviewed by Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, a nutrition and wellness expert with a private practice based in New York City. Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and...
    Two granddaughters aged 23 and 28 have been charged over the disappearance and presumed death of their grandmother.  Tabitha Edith Shook, 28, and Madilyn Janet Ballard, 23, have been charged with obstruction of justice for the disappearance and presumed death of their grandmother, Rena Beamer.  Rena disappeared from her home in 2017 at the age of 83.  Tabitha...
    Small businesses across the nation are facing ongoing struggles related to hiring due to additional unemployment benefits. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a recent report on June 1 which characterized the national Worker Availability Ratio (WAR) number as currently being 1.4, meaning that for every available job, there are one to two people available for work. President Joe Biden...
    (CBS Detroit) — Unemployed people in half of America will soon see a big drop in weekly unemployment benefits. The federal government has been adding $300 per week to unemployment checks since the American Rescue Plan passed in mid-March. That more than doubles the state benefit in some parts of the country. But in recent weeks, 25 states have announced...
    AMERICANS are waiting for thousands of dollars in tax refunds from the IRS, and some are saying the relief couldn't come soon enough. Approximately 10million taxpayers may get a $10,200 payout if they filed their tax returns before the tax break in the American Rescue Plan became law. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 2Approximately...
    Manganese doesn’t seem as flashy as other popular health buzzwords like vitamin C, fiber, protein, and healthy fat, but manganese absolutely deserves its place and its spotlight in the health world. This trace mineral — meaning “your body needs very small amounts of it — is an essential compound required for various critical bodily functions and is “stored in the...
    In accordance with the plan for reemployment and the announcement to no longer participate in the federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will reinstate many of the eligibility requirements waived during the recent pandemic....
    (CBS Detroit) — Unemployed people across half of the country are about about to see a huge drop in weekly unemployment benefits. Since the American Rescue Plan passed in mid-March, the federal government has been adding $300 to weekly unemployment checks. In some states that’s enough to more than double the amount. But in recent weeks, 25 states have announced...
    Employers say they’re having difficulty filling jobs. Jobless Americans say they want to work. So what’s going on? The U.S. added a modest 559,000 new jobs in May even though most companies are eager to hire, signaling that labor and supply shortages are holding back an economic recovery. The increase in employment in May fell short of Wall...
    Four states will be cutting pandemic unemployment increases three months early, ending the supplemental $300 in federal aid. Alaska, Iowa, Missouri, and Mississippi will end pandemic-related unemployment relief on June 12. An additional 21 Republican-led states will slash federal aid before it expires on Sept. 6, according to Business Insider. Conservatives continue to advocate an end to the increased benefits,...
    LIFE is slowly returning to a new normal across the US - but some workers may be worried about what this means for them. If you don't want to return to the workplace, we explain if you can refuse without losing your job and what your rights are. 1If you're worried about returning to work, we explain your rightsCredit: Getty...
    (CNN)For thousands of years, we've used one vegetable as a spice to flavor our toast, treat ear infections and ward off vampires: garlic. Garlic is the edible bulb of a plant in the lily family, native to central Asia. In addition to making food taste better, it has traditionally been used for health purposes by cultures such as the Egyptians,...
    MOST of us have to pay federal taxes - but there are ways to earn up to $10,000s extra this year without giving another cent to the IRS. By getting help from your employer and renting out a second home, you can reduce your tax burden and keep hold of more of your cash. 1We explain how to boost your...
    Gov. John Bel Edwards reached an agreement with legislators Thursday whereby the state will give up enhanced federal unemployment benefits early in exchange for a $28 permanent increase of the state’s maximum weekly payout for unemployed workers. The federal government has been adding an extra $300 per week to unemployment benefits to help workers and stimulate the economy. Many...
    More On: unemployment benefits Tough labor market forces NYC bars to stick with limited pandemic hours How the trucker shortage is fueling the meat crisis Job searches reportedly spike in states ending US unemployment checks US jobless claims hit new pandemic low as economy heats up Up to half of US unemployment benefits over the past year may have...
    Street gangs in the U.S. and foreign criminal syndicates may have stolen up to half of the unemployment benefits paid out during the pandemic, according to a report cited by Axios. As the United States has been pumping out unemployment benefits over the past year, an Axios report reveals some estimates show “unemployment fraud during the pandemic could easily reach $400...
    Thursday, during an appearance on FBN’s “Mornings with Maria,” Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) decried Gov. Laura Kelly (D-KS) to continued extended unemployment benefits, which is believed to be incentivizing an unwillingness to return to the workplace as the risk from the COVID-19 pandemic decreases. “[M]aybe I can share two anecdotes with you,” he said. “Several months ago, Governor Kristi Noem...
    The Biden administration ended one of Trump's most cruel proposals Wednesday, ending an effort to kick 3 million people off of food assistance and end free school meals for about at least half a million children. The proposal was put forward when Trump's efforts to drastically cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the 2018 farm bill failed. The...
    (CNN)The problem of fraudsters stealing unemployment money from the government has been turbocharged during the pandemic, when the federal government spent billions to offset lost wages amid the economic slowdown. Unsuspecting victims. CNN wrote earlier this year about people surprised to get tax bills related to unemployment benefits they had never requested.As CNN's Tami Luhby wrote at the time:The...
    This segment produced with and sponsored by the U.S. Army.The world is opening up and people are looking for new job opportunities! Have you ever thought about the U.S. Army? There are more than combat positions available - support staff from culinary arts to human resources to dog handling are all jobs that the U.S. Army needs to fill.Going on...
    Unemployment fraud throughout the COVID-19 pandemic could cost $400 billion as fraudsters and criminal groups may have stolen nearly half of all unemployment benefits during that time, experts told Axios. Blake Hall, CEO of the online identity network ID.me, estimated that the U.S. lost more than $400 billion to fraudulent claims during the pandemic, Axios first reported Thursday. He also...
    Former McDonald's USA CEO Ed Rensi argued Thursday on "Fox & Friends" that Florida is "flourishing" and New York is "absolutely crippled" because of "poor state, city, and federal leadership" throughout the coronavirus pandemic.  Rensi made the comment as a group of House Republicans is urging the Biden administration to end the federal unemployment benefits program that provided out-of-work Americans an...
    The House GOP's campaign arm launched an attack against Democrats after a restaurant chain announced higher wages for its workers. The National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday launched a curious attack against COVID relief passed by the Democratic majority in Congress, slamming them for helping increase wages since he took...