Fed survery finds housing, auto sales boosting growth

...intensifying wage pressure in construction, retail and transportation sectors. Kansas City and Dallas, both regions hit by layoffs in the oil industry, reported wage growth had either slowed or was flat.The overall economy expanded at a healthy annual...

Michaux: PGA provides a perfect finish to major season

...his No. 1 crown and came up short in head-to-head comparison with Spieth. But four rounds under par after a two-month layoff with a shredded ankle is hardly surrender. What he learned watching Spieth grind should only motivate him.BIRDIE: Branden...

Tony Stewart returns to racing, undaunted by lengthy layoff following broken leg

...limp, he headed inside his team hauler to "do what I always do ? eat some animal crackers and have a Coke."Stewart's layoff was certainly difficult, enhanced by the pain from his broken leg. He had two surgeries for the breaks, then a third to treat...

American Airlines sends layoff warnings to 11,000 workers

DALLAS - American Airlines is sending layoff warning notices to more than 11,000 employees, though a spokesman...800 ground workers have applied to take the money and leave.Layoff notices went to nearly 3,000 workers in the Dallas-Fort Worth...

Serena Williams to end eight-month layoff next week

...ready to get back on the tennis court after an eight-month layoff. "When I first got off and took a break, it was really like...attention on a return to No. 1 in the rankings. During her layoff she slipped to No. 6. "I'll work harder so I can be back...

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Layoff toll may be heavy for NBA players

...when it's nothing but net. But what's that? Huffing and puffing, moans and groans and occasional shrieks? The long layoff, shortened training camps and grueling, crammed season will most likely take their toll on NBA players this season. Sprains...

SRS layoff plan approved

...federal energy officials have approved a Savannah River Site layoff plan that will trim 1,200 workers from the payroll this year...off. Those voluntary departures would reduce the number of layoffs. The severance package for employees terminated under the...

Metro | Savannah River Site
Applications for US jobless benefits fall to 42-year low

...42 years. Applications for jobless benefits are a proxy for layoffs, so the low level indicates that employers are keeping their...difficulty they report in finding qualified people."With layoffs down, employers are also hiring more to meet greater demand...

Single-family houses fuel gains in US homebuilding in July

...for much of the year, reflecting an increased sense of financial security for many Americans amid steady job growth, modest layoffs and relatively low mortgage rates. Continued gains in housing would help extend the current economic expansion."More housing...

No. 6 Cavaliers cruise in return from layoff

...Justin Anderson scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half Thursday night and No. 6 Virginia returned from an 11-day layoff for exams with a 70-54 victory against Cleveland State.Malcolm Brogdon also scored 16 and Anthony Gill had 13 for the Cavaliers...