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EDGE 10.0: A Decade on the Job

By Steve Weinstein | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
Since its beginnings, EDGE has been charting the LGBT progress on the business front. When it began in as a regional website back, it was more the exception than the norm for a business to include job protection for gay and lesbian employees.

Democrats seek GOP help for last-ditch jobs bill

By Andrew Taylor | Wednesday Aug 4, 2010
A $26 billion measure to help states and local school boards with their severe budget problems faces a make-or-break vote Wednesday as Senate Democrats try one last time to advance their faltering jobs agenda.

Filibuster broken, jobless benefits may flow soon

By Andrew Taylor | Wednesday Jul 21, 2010
With a GOP filibuster safely broken, the Senate is poised to pass legislation restoring jobless benefits for millions of people unable to find work in the frail economic recovery.

Democrats to give jobless benefits another vote

By Andrew Taylor | Tuesday Jul 20, 2010
Millions of people stuck on the jobless rolls would receive an extension of unemployment benefits averaging $309 a week under a Senate bill that appears set to break free of a Republican filibuster.

Obama to GOP: Restore jobless benefits

By Julie Pace | Monday Jul 19, 2010
President Barack Obama will call on Republican lawmakers to stop blocking an extension of unemployment benefits as the Senate prepares to take up the issue again this week.

Senate close to restoring jobless benefits

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Friday Jul 16, 2010
More than 2 million workers who have been laid off for long stretches could get their unemployment benefits restored as early as next week.

Analysis: How 2 million lost jobless benefits

By Andrew Taylor | Monday Jul 12, 2010
Keeping unemployment benefits flowing for millions of workers whose jobs were eaten by the recession should have been a slam dunk in an election year.

1.3 million unemployed won’t get benefits restored

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Friday Jul 2, 2010
The House voted 270-153 Thursday to extend jobless benefits for people who have been laid off for long stretches, but the gesture was made futile by the Senate’s inability to pass the bill. For the third time in as many weeks, Republicans in the Senate successfully filibustered a similar measure Wednesday night before senators adjourned for vacation.

1.3 million unemployed won’t get benefits restored

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Thursday Jul 1, 2010
More than 1.3 million laid-off workers won’t get their unemployment benefits reinstated before Congress goes on a weeklong vacation for Independence Day.

Senate combines jobless benefits, homebuyer credit

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Wednesday Jun 30, 2010
Senate Democrats are working on a new way to jump-start their stalled election-year jobs agenda while saving unemployment benefits for hundreds of thousands of laid-off workers.