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Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
More Burbank residents were unemployed and without health insurance last year than in 2007 and 2009, respectively, according to 2011 census estimates released this week. Unemployment among Burbank workers reached 8.4% in 2011, up from 5.2% in 2007,...
The unemployment rate dipped statewide in June, but the tri-city area didn't see the benefit, according to the latest report from the state Employment Development Department. Glendale and Pasadena each saw unemployment rates rise 0.1%, to 9.7% and 8.5%,...
In the last 10 years we’ve been hammered into loss of income by stock market crashes on investments, loss of jobs and unemployment, loss of interest income on retirement savings and diminished home values. Add to that increased costs of living,...
I am sure that I have this straight — the Republicans in Congress held the extension of unemployment benefits hostage until President Obama agreed to a two-year extension of the infamous deficit blossoming Bush tax cuts. In other words, in order...
The arrival of Conan O'Brien's new late-night show at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank will bring a surge of jobs and economic activity to the area, industry observers said. The show, set to air four nights a week on TBS starting in November, will add...
CITY HALL — Two weeks after city officials approved water rate hikes as part of the new budget, officials are recommending considerable pay raises for the utility's general manager and senior executives. The City Council on Tuesday is scheduled...
The state on Friday will release its monthly jobs report showing whether the unemployment rate rose or fell in May. The monthly data release will also show which sectors added or shed jobs last month. Ahead of Friday’s news, our team of economy...
Letters to the editor from Naperville, Lisle and Plainfield. Thanks to Obamacare I am a recent college graduate who is unemployed. Thanks to Obamacare, I am covered under my parents' insurance plan. I have uninsured friends in debt for...
An Indiana university said Monday that it gave Maryland a "D" for its manufacturing-industry health, adding that tax levels are likely a turnoff for companies in the sector. Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research gave the...
By all accounts, and especially if you read his literature, Democratic state Sen. Dan Kotowski of Park Ridge is a fiscal hawk. "Budgeting for results," designed to make every program prove its worth, is his baby. He's chairman of one Senate...
As a member of Congress, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) is proud to stand up for the principles of limited government and individual responsibility. The first-term congressman expresses skepticism about such safety-net programs as food stamps, regarding...
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