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Obama Proposes ‘Grand Bargain’ for Jobs

President Barack Obama is extending a new economic offer to Republicans that he hopes will break the impasse on fiscal negotiations.

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Obama Warns Sequester Will Cause Job Losses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning that "people will lose their jobs" if across-the-board budget cuts take effect as scheduled next week.

Obama says the $85 billion in cuts — known as the sequester — are "severe" and says they won't help the economy and won't create jobs

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Job Market for College Graduates Is Improving — Dollars and Sense

Good news for college students: the job market is starting to look a little brighter, with 5 percent more employment opportunities predicted for new college graduates this year, according to a recent survey conducted by the Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute.

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How Hard Is It to Get a Job if You’ve Been Out of Work for 6 Months? — Dollars and Sense

They say the best time to look for a new job is when you already have one. Turns out there might actually be something to this phenomenon: New research suggests that the longer you’re out of work, the harder it gets to find a new job.

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Job Market (Finally) Improving for College Grads — Dollars and Sense

For recent college graduates, the economic downturn and very, very slow recovery of the past few years have been brutal. But things may be looking up.

According to the Job Outlook 2013 survey, employers are on track to hire 13 percent more graduates from the class of 2013 than they did for those who walked away with their degrees in 2012.

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Which Cities Have the Nation’s Lowest Unemployment Rates?

The nation’s unemployment rate is currently stuck at 8.3 percent, but in some cities, it’s much lower. So if you’re okay with relocating, where should you start your job search?

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How Is the Local Job Market? — Survey of the Day

The unemployment rate has been trending down for the last few months, but that isn’t always the best indicator of strength in the job market because it doesn’t take into account the unemployed who have stopped looking altogether.

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Wed. Morning Zone: Micah, Supreme Court on Obamacare and The State Economy

Today on The Morning Zone, our guests will be:

7:07AM MDT: Micah Halpern, our expert middle eastern analyst and commentator. Micah will update us on the latest happenings with Syria and Iran. Syria has apparently accepted a ceasefire

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Guess What? Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is a Waste of Time

Here’s something that you are going to very tempted to tell your boss. According to 150 years of studies — yes, 150 — on productivity, having employees work more than 40 hours a week does more harm than good to the bottom line.

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What Are the Best Jobs for Young People?

If you’re between 16 and 24 and looking for work with flexible hours, decent pay and job security, you may want to consider donning a white lab coat. In a new ranking, many of the top 15 best jobs for young people were in health care.

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