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Virginia unemployment rate drops to 3.7%

~ Virginia’s unemployment rate ranks 2nd lowest among major U.S. states  ~ – Virginia labor force expands to record high 4,340,369 – – Initial unemployment claims hit 43 year low – RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 20, that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent after … Continue reading

Bernie Sanders secured the endorsement of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union
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Bernie Sanders secured the endorsement of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders secured the endorsement of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union on Thursday, marking the largest labor union to back his Democratic presidential campaign. The union’s decision gives Sanders more organizational strength and a boost heading into the second Democratic debate in Iowa on Saturday. It comes as the … Continue reading

United Airlines abruptly replaces CEO
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United Airlines abruptly replaces CEO

United Airlines abruptly replaced its CEO as a federal investigation continued into whether the airline gave preferential treatment to a former chairman of the agency that operates the New York-area airports who has political ties to New Jersey Gov. and presidential candidate Chris Christie. Federal prosecutors are probing United’s ties to David Samson, the former … Continue reading