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A job fair is held in Melville, N.Y., on Feb. 20, 2014. (credit: TV 10/55)

Tri-State Area Leads Pack As Weekly National Unemployment Claims Hit 7-Year Low

Weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 24,000 to 297,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the fewest since May 12, 2007. The four week average, a less volatile measure, dipped 2,000 to 323,250.

05/15/2014

Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NBA Union Leader Billy Hunter Placed On Indefinite Leave

Billy Hunter is being placed on an indefinite leave as executive director of the NBA players association, following a report that was critical of his leadership and urged players to consider his future with the organization.

02/01/2013