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9,000 Maine Residents Lose Food Stamps Under New Rules

9,000 Maine Residents Lose Food Stamps Under New Rules AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — More than 9,000 Maine residents have been removed from the state’s food stamp program since Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration began enforcing work and volunteer requirements late … Continue reading

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Weak job growth makes bold Fed action more likely

Weak job growth makes bold Fed action more likely WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs in August, a tepid figure that points to the economy’s persistent weakness and slowing prospects for the unemployed. The unemployment rate fell to … Continue reading

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Jobs picture dims as unemployment claims rise

Jobs picture dims as unemployment claims rise WASHINGTON (AP) – The employment picture is looking bleaker as applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months. It’s a sign that hiring is weak and … Continue reading

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