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December 7, 1999 | BETH SHUSTER and KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
California's ongoing economic boom, which has increased employment and the value of homes and stock portfolios, also has created an unprecedented crisis in the child care industry that makes participation in the new economy possible for most families. The problem is acute in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
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BUSINESS
June 7, 2012 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke maintained that the economy was continuing to grow at a moderate pace, despite the recent sharp deceleration in job growth and a slowdown in economic output in large part because of government spending cuts. In remarks Thursday before the Congress' Joint Economic Committee, Bernanke noted the weakening of hiring this spring as job growth slowed to an average of 75,000 a month in April and May from 225,000 in the first three months of the year.
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BUSINESS
June 7, 2012 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke maintained that the economy was continuing to grow at a moderate pace, despite the recent sharp deceleration in job growth and a slowdown in economic output in large part because of government spending cuts. In remarks Thursday before the Congress' Joint Economic Committee, Bernanke noted the weakening of hiring this spring as job growth slowed to an average of 75,000 a month in April and May from 225,000 in the first three months of the year.
NEWS
December 7, 1999 | BETH SHUSTER and KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
California's ongoing economic boom, which has increased employment and the value of homes and stock portfolios, also has created an unprecedented crisis in the child care industry that makes participation in the new economy possible for most families. The problem is acute in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
NEWS
January 27, 1994 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after President Clinton called on Congress to pass a radically different job insurance system, Labor Department officials sketched out plans Wednesday for a nationwide "re-employment" network that would offer unemployment compensation, career counseling and job training and placement.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Investors reacted with relief Friday to the latest sign of moderating economic growth, sending bond yields to seven-week lows and the Dow Jones industrial average up 60.01 points to a record 5,992.86. The government's report that the U.S. economy lost 40,000 jobs last month returned Wall Street to bad-news-is-good-news mode: Investors who had feared that the Federal Reserve Board might tighten credit later this year to slow the economy now believe there is little chance of that happening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2000 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Monday marked the last day of summer for Neal Schleimer, but he barely noticed. Instead, the 42-year-old Ventura resident said he was more preoccupied with figuring out how he was going to juggle his job as an avionics technician with a computer engineering training program he was starting at Moorpark College. "I've got to update my skills," said Schleimer, who joined thousands of community college students across Ventura County as the fall semester began.
NEWS
March 14, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has reached a new low. The animals rights organization is asking college students to replace milk in their diets with beer. "We are urging college students to put milk products out to pasture by telling them even beer is better for them than milk," said Sean Gifford, a PETA spokesman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2000 | JENIFER RAGLAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County's unemployment rate dipped slightly but continued to hover near 6% in August, a reflection of what analysts say is the traditional summer lull in the job market. The jobless rate for August was 5.7%, compared with 6% in July, the highest monthly rate in more than two years, the state reported Friday. Of the 3,500 jobs lost from July to August, more than half were in the farm sector.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1995
When I hear of the battle in Washington over who is going to prevail in the tax-cut contest, I can't help but wonder about how out of touch they all seem to be, including the White House as well as the Senate and the House of Representatives. It seems to me, and most of the people I discuss this with, that the moral, social and economic ills of the country have many roots, but the largest and deepest root sucking the life out of this country is the huge government budget deficit. If those billions of dollars used to finance the debt were allowed to work their way through the private sector, we would not have endless debate about the growth of social welfare programs.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Investors reacted with relief Friday to the latest sign of moderating economic growth, sending bond yields to seven-week lows and the Dow Jones industrial average up 60.01 points to a record 5,992.86. The government's report that the U.S. economy lost 40,000 jobs last month returned Wall Street to bad-news-is-good-news mode: Investors who had feared that the Federal Reserve Board might tighten credit later this year to slow the economy now believe there is little chance of that happening.
NEWS
January 27, 1994 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after President Clinton called on Congress to pass a radically different job insurance system, Labor Department officials sketched out plans Wednesday for a nationwide "re-employment" network that would offer unemployment compensation, career counseling and job training and placement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1987 | CORETTA SCOTT KING, Coretta Scott King is the president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.
With the official unemployment rate holding at 6.7%, proponents of reductions in taxes and government spending are proclaiming the triumph of "free-enterprise" economic policies as a means of reducing both unemployment and inflation. Before we join the celebration, however, we had better take a closer look at what a 6.7% jobless rate means. Almost 8 million workers are the flesh and blood of 6.7% of the labor force.
NEWS
July 21, 1988 | Associated Press
The adoption of the Democratic platform at the party's national convention constituted an important tactical victory for Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis. Only two Jesse Jackson-sponsored minority planks--on raising taxes and barring first use of nuclear weapons--were proposed and both were soundly defeated. Here are excerpts from the platform as passed Tuesday: We the people of the Democratic Party of the United States of America . . .
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