US jobless claims rise by 28,000 to still-low 222,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week even though the U.S. job market has been rebounding from last year’s coronavirus recession By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer December 2, 2021, 1:38 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for … Read more

ABC7’s Feed the Love

CHICAGO (WLS) — COVID-19 continues to impact so many communities and individuals. Hunger is still a critical problem and continues to rise across Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. The pandemic and job losses have pushed hundreds of thousands of our neighbors, maybe your neighbors, to the end of their resources. We know that any change in … Read more

California Gold Rush Town Typifies Labor-Shortage Plight Vexing Businesses

FOLSOM (AP) — The Hampton Inn in Folsom, California, has 147 rooms but General Manager Enid Baldock could only rent 117 of them recently because she did not have enough workers to clean them. “I was turning people away with 30 rooms (available). Ridiculous,” she said while stuffing bedsheets down a laundry chute to help … Read more

Calm returns to Solomon Islands after deadly protests and riots

Solomon Islands police found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation”s increasing links with China. Australian media reported the bodies were recovered late on Friday after riots and protests subsided. No other details were given. Authorities imposed a curfew in the … Read more