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Panel Delays Vote On Domestic Partner Benefits

The Michigan Civil Service Commission Wednesday postponed action on a proposal that could allow same-sex partners to be covered by state-paid health insurance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/08/2010


Rally To Extend Unemployment Benefits

Chanting “Fight, Don’t Starve, Extend Unemployment Benefits Now,” a small group of protestors want to send a message to Governor Granholm.


2 Million Lose Jobless Benefits As Holidays Arrive

Extended unemployment benefits for nearly 2 million Americans begin to run out Wednesday, cutting off a steady stream of income and guaranteeing a dismal holiday season for people already struggling with bills they cannot pay.


Snyder Vague As Jobless Benefits End

With more than 180,000 Michigan residents in line to lose their federal jobless benefits, Governor-elect Rick Snyder isn’t saying if he’ll push for an extension when he travels to Washington D.C. this week.


Thousands Hoping Jobless Benefits Are Extended

Unemployment benefits help drive the economy because the jobless tend to spend every dollar they get, pumping cash into businesses.


Cut-off Of Jobless Aid Would Lower Economic Growth

If Congress lets unemployment benefits expire this week for the long-term unemployed, they won’t be the only ones to feel the pain. The overall economy would suffer, too.


Jobless Benefits Ending For Thousands In Michigan

Financial help is running out for many of Michigan’s unemployeed. The State of Michigan will stop taking new extended unemployment benefits applications after this Saturday, since Congress failed to renew the program.


Jobless Claims Fall To 452K, But Remain Elevated

Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the drop wasn’t enough to reverse a big increase the previous week.  Applications for jobless benefits fell by 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 452,000, the Labor […]


Social Security Increase Unlikely In 2011

As if voters don’t have enough to be angry about this election year, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without […]


Report: 401k Withdrawals, Loans Up

In the wake of news about a spike in new applications for unemployment benefits comes another potentially troubling sign: A record number of workers made hardship withdrawals from their retirement accounts in the second quarter.