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US Worker Annual Compensation Slows Slightly Through June

WASHINGTON — The annual wages and benefits for U.S. workers rose in the second quarter at a slightly slower pace than the first, suggesting that the lowest unemployment levels in a half century have not triggered rapid gains in worker compensation. The Labo...
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USDA Rule Could Affect Food Stamp Eligibility for 3 Million

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed tightening automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change that could affect about 3.1 million people. The Agriculture Department said the rule would close "a loophole" that e...
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Number of Federal Workers Seeking US Jobless Aid Doubles

WASHINGTON — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in...