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Major League Soccer Referee Charged With Fraud In N.Y., Suspended

A Major League Soccer referee has been suspended after being accused of collecting New York unemployment benefits while working.


More than 100 people  camped out in Queens to apply for 50 apprenticeships with District Council 9. (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Brave Cold For Chance At Union Job In Queens

More than 100 people have been camped out in Long Island City for days in tents, cars and lawn chairs to apply for 50 apprenticeships with District Council 9.


President Barack Obama gives a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Dec. 20, 2013. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Unemployment Benefits Expire; Obama Pushes For Extension

President Barack Obama said he wants Congress to act quickly to reinstate and extend federal unemployment benefits that officially expired Saturday.


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Unemployment Benefits Measure Sent To Christie

Legislation that would extend the amount of time that jobless residents in New Jersey could receive unemployment benefits has been sent to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.


Protesters call for extension of unemployment benefits on Varick Street on Nov. 12. (Photo/Ginny Kosola, WCBS 880)

States May Face Worse Budget Problems

On the billions of dollars states borrowed from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits during the recession, $1.3 billion in interest was coming due this Fall.


NJ Assembly To Vote On Job Training Bill

Jobless New Jersey residents may soon be able to receive training from potential employers without jeopardizing their unemployment benefits.


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Protest Planned Over Unemployment Remark

Bill Holland of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance will lead a rally outsider Assemblyman Alex DeCroce’s office in Whippany Wednesday.


Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Washington Township (Gloucester County), NJ - Nov 15, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Christie: Unemployment Remark ‘Ill-Advised’

Christie said remarks by Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce “ill-advised.” DeCroce told business leaders this week that a resident collecting $550 a week in unemployment benefits has little incentive to look for work.


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Conn. Hopes To Recoup $2.5M In Unemployment Fraud

Connecticut officials say hundreds of people have defrauded the state by collecting $2.5 million in unemployment benefits they do not deserve.


New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan is seen outside St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, NY - Apr 4, 2010 - Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Dolan Stays Out Of Unemployment Debate

With two million Americans losing their unemployment benefits just as the holidays are arriving, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan is taking a nuanced position.


Protesters call for extension of unemployment benefits on Varick Street on Nov. 12. (Photo/Ginny Kosola, WCBS 880)

NY’s Unemployed Could Lose Benefits Before Holidays

A partisan dispute in Washington is threatening to unhinge the lives of the unemployed, and just in time for the holidays.


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Jobless Benefits Reduced In NJ

Those in the Garden State seeking jobless benefits for the first time will be eligible for up to 26 weeks of aid instead of 99 weeks.


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Q&A: A Look At Jobless Aid Set To Expire

Nearly 2 million Americans will stop getting unemployment checks next month — unless Congress votes to renew extended jobless benefits by Nov. 30. Here’s a guide to unemployed benefits and the looming aid cutoff.

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Congress Under Gun Over Unemployment Benefits

Unless Congress acts, extended unemployment benefits will expire at midnight Tuesday for roughly 400,000 New York residents, 275,000 from New Jersey and 58,000 from Connecticut.


Protesters call for extension of unemployment benefits on Varick Street on Nov. 12. (Photo/Ginny Kosola, WCBS 880)

Unemployment Benefits For New Yorkers Set To Expire

Nearly 200,000 New Yorkers could lose their jobless benefits as emergency benefits are set to expire next month.