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Good and Bad News for America’s Unemployed

The Department of Labor released its weekly unemployment claims report of last week’s data with numbers showing a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week. The number is the largest drop in initial claims for jobless benefits in two months. The department said the claims dropped to a seasonally adjusted …

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Senate Confirms Marie C. Johns to be SBA Deputy Administrator

The Senate confirmed Marie Collins Johns to be deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Sen. Mary Landrieu called Johns an up-and-coming “invaluable asset to the SBA,” and expressed her excitement regarding the SBA’s leadership team that is now set in place. “We are hopeful the agency will be …

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Bernanke Pleased with Provisions in Financial Legislation

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was pleased with the progress Congress made in drawing up the financial-regulatory overhaul legislation. The U.S. House and Senate came close to an agreement on the proposal to supervise the big financial firms at the Squam Lake financial conference. Senate lawmakers moved close to accepting …

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Erik S. Hopkins

Erik S. Hopkins serves as professional staff member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with responsibilities that include IT, cybersecurity and records management for the Federal Financial Management Subcommittee, which Sen. Tom Carper, (D-Del.) leads. Hopkins has been the lead staff member for several subcommittee hearings that …

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Tom Carper

As senator, Tom Carper has been involved in numerous committees, ranging from Senate finance to homeland security. Currently, Carper serves as chairman of seven different committees: the Senate Nuclear Caucus; the Senate Recycling Caucus; the Senate Finance Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; the Committee on Homeland Security and …

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