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March 9, 1991 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michigan's unemployment rate reached 9.8% in February, the highest in the nation and a five-year high for the state, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday. "Employment dropped in nearly every industry across the state last month," said F. Robert Edwards, director of the Michigan Employment Security Commission. Some of the largest declines were in manufacturing, retail trade and construction, Edwards said. The 2.
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March 9, 1991 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Michigan, even as the recession deepens, phones often ring unanswered for hours at unemployment offices, and it takes more than a month for a jobless worker to get his first benefit check. In New York, the lines of anxious, frustrated people waiting to file for benefits are "out the door and around the block," Labor Commissioner Thomas F. Hartnett told a congressional hearing this week.
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November 4, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fresh evidence that the domestic auto industry is sliding into a recession came on Friday, when Chrysler Corp. announced that it was laying off more than 4,000 workers in three states and permanently closing its oldest assembly plant in the heart of Detroit. Chrysler said in a statement that the cutbacks were in response to the "continued deterioration of the U.S. auto market, and to fierce competition in the marketplace."
BUSINESS
March 9, 1991 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michigan's unemployment rate reached 9.8% in February, the highest in the nation and a five-year high for the state, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday. "Employment dropped in nearly every industry across the state last month," said F. Robert Edwards, director of the Michigan Employment Security Commission. Some of the largest declines were in manufacturing, retail trade and construction, Edwards said. The 2.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
The state of Michigan is undergoing a striking economic recovery these days, with jobs going begging in some areas. In fact, on Friday the state announced that its unemployment rate continued to fall, even as the nation's jobless rate inched upward. For Michigan, it's been a long road back. Seven years ago, in fact, this state almost went out of business. The recession that gave America an economic cold in the early 1980s left the state with pneumonia. Overwhelmingly dependent on the auto industry, which found itself in the midst of its most traumatic crisis since the 1930s, Michigan suffered nearly a total economic collapse.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1991 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Michigan, even as the recession deepens, phones often ring unanswered for hours at unemployment offices, and it takes more than a month for a jobless worker to get his first benefit check. In New York, the lines of anxious, frustrated people waiting to file for benefits are "out the door and around the block," Labor Commissioner Thomas F. Hartnett told a congressional hearing this week.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2005 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
More than 85 years ago, Lompoc women had a hard time using electric irons because the Lompoc Light and & Power Co. supplied their tiny Central Coast town with electricity only a few hours a week. At the same time, rumpled city leaders didn't like being left in the dark, so they bought the private utility and ran it themselves.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2008 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
The economy shoved its way to the front of the presidential campaign once again, as the nation's jobless rate shot to a five-year high -- escalating fears that the country is spiraling into a full recession. The unexpected jump in unemployment -- from 5.7% in July to 6.1% in August -- provided prime fodder for both presidential nominees as the fall campaign season kicked into high gear. But with a Republican now in the White House, analysts said the news would give Democrat Barack Obama an edge over Republican John McCain.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2009 | Marc Lifsher and Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Unemployment in California rose sharply in December to 9.3%, its highest level in 15 years, as the state's jobless rolls swelled to 1.7 million. More than 78,000 people lost their jobs in December, and thousands more have received pink slips so far this month. Economists said layoffs were likely to remain heavy during the first half of 2009 and could reach as high as 11%.
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November 9, 2011 | By Mark Z. Barabak and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
The Republican presidential candidates met Wednesday night on a Michigan debate stage to address the most crucial issue facing the American people: the worrisome economy. But the session may be best remembered as the one that provoked a painful gaffe by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Perry, who struggled in his previous debate performances, was talking about the three departments that he would cut to curb the size of the federal government. He named two β€” Education and Commerce β€” but for an excruciating period searched his mind for the third, as competitors tried to help him out. CNBC reporter John Harwood, one of the debate moderators, pressed him: "You can't name the third one?"
NEWS
November 4, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fresh evidence that the domestic auto industry is sliding into a recession came on Friday, when Chrysler Corp. announced that it was laying off more than 4,000 workers in three states and permanently closing its oldest assembly plant in the heart of Detroit. Chrysler said in a statement that the cutbacks were in response to the "continued deterioration of the U.S. auto market, and to fierce competition in the marketplace."
BUSINESS
May 6, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
The state of Michigan is undergoing a striking economic recovery these days, with jobs going begging in some areas. In fact, on Friday the state announced that its unemployment rate continued to fall, even as the nation's jobless rate inched upward. For Michigan, it's been a long road back. Seven years ago, in fact, this state almost went out of business. The recession that gave America an economic cold in the early 1980s left the state with pneumonia. Overwhelmingly dependent on the auto industry, which found itself in the midst of its most traumatic crisis since the 1930s, Michigan suffered nearly a total economic collapse.
NEWS
November 9, 2011 | By Mark Z. Barabak and Maeve Reston
Herman Cain delivered a spirited - and largely unchallenged - defense Wednesday night against sexual harassment accusations in a placid Republican presidential debate that saw the candidates repeatedly ducking the chance to engage one another. β€œThe American people deserve better than somebody being tried in the court of public opinion based on unfounded accusations,” Cain said to a roar from the debate audience. Given a chance to weigh in on the controversy surrounding Cain, who has issued a series of contradictory statements about his allegedly boorish behavior, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney demurred.
NEWS
September 16, 1992 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Not many people here threw their hats in the air after President Bush announced his new economic agenda with a speech in nearby Detroit last Thursday. Many didn't even notice; others wondered what took him so long. "I find it very irritating the last few weeks that he's found all this money and he's coming up with all these ideas he hasn't had the last four years," said Sheryl Stevens, a medical librarian as she sat outside the town's gleaming new library here last weekend.
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