U.S. Jobless Claims Decrease

Weekly jobless claims dropped to a five-year low last week, surprising analysts. During the week ending January 19, applications for unemployment insurance payments decreased by 5,000 to 330,000, the lowest number since the same week in 2008.

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

Initial claims for unemployment benefits came in at 350,000 for last week--a 12,000 drop from the week before. This indicates a strengthening labor market and represents the lowest weekly figure since 2008. The number is down 8.9 percent

"Save The Rich"

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, a comedy duo known as Garfunkel and Oates, sing a "We are the World"-style parody, inspired by Occupy Wall Street, about the current economic crisis in this clip directed by MATT and OZ. "All the jobless

Federal Jobless Benefits Ending

Extended federal unemployment benefits will soon begin to start running out, despite a decision by Congress to renew the program. The federal benefit extensions supported unemployment payments for up to 99 weeks to help the unemployed until

Inside Job, Narrated By Matt Damon

From the director of "No End In Sight" comes a documentary on the financial meltdown of 2008 and the ways in which it could have been avoided. "Inside Job" provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a

Mike's Blog Round Up

Liberal Oasis: Alito blogging 24/, here, and here, and there's much more. ReddHedd has a wrap from Tuesday. Talk left looks through it as wel