Wisconsin Chronicle

Why more and more in U.S. are returning to work

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are streaming back into an improving labor market as employers raise wages and hire less skilled job candidates to cope with an intensifying worker shortage.

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Workers, firms differ on $15 minimum wage

A plan to increase California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 has opened the biggest fault lines yet between advocates of higher pay and critics who say it kills

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Delta Air Lines giving 14.5% raise to many of its employees

Pay raises are coming for many Delta Air Lines employees. The carrier said Wednesday it will boost base pay by 14.5% for many of its employees. The carrier also will

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New York OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour — the first time any state has set the minimum that high. Gov. Andrew

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Durable goods orders rise, but business investment measure falls

Orders for long-lasting goods unexpectedly surged in December, but a measure of business investment fell for the seventh straight month. Orders for manufactured durable goods such as computers, metals and

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Jobs report may give Fed pause

For investors, the March jobs report means that the Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike could be slowly receding in the distance. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy

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February jobs report

“Markets are looking for another robust jobs report, and bump up in (worker) wages, as a sign that the U.S. economy has escaped deflation and subpar growth of the past

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Weekly jobless claims tumble

Americans are finding jobs, the government says, reporting a big drop in unemployment claims last week. The total was 283,000 — an initial, seasonally adjusted count subject to revision later

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Workers ‘squeezed’ by health insurance costs

Even when there’s good news for health insurance prices, workers still can’t catch a break. A slow-down in growth of

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Jobs report arrives amid 2-day stock boom

An already hectic, wild week for investors gets potentially more hairy today when the government releases figures on how many

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