1.4M Illinois job seekers may have had personal data hacked

About 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois may have had their personal information compromised when one of the state's employment security agency vendors was hacked, the governor's office said Friday.

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March 24

Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000

March 23
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.
Business
March 22

Melting business: Warmer US winter hurts small companies

The big snowstorm in the U.S. Midwest and East last week was a respite for some small business owners, after a generally mild winter that has nipped into the revenue of many companies and forced them to rethink their cold-weather strategies.
Variety
March 21

Wal-Mart launches incubator lab to house startups

Wal-Mart is launching an incubator lab focused on projects in robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence as it aims to compete more aggressively with Amazon.
National
March 20

McConnell: Federal job creation agency won't be cut

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'll fight a proposal to eliminate a 52-year-old federal agency that seeks to create jobs.
National
March 18

Changes to Affordable Care Act may effect entrepreneurs

As Republicans in Congress work to revise the Affordable Care Act, some members of Madison's startup and entrepreneurial community are watching closely with apprehension.
Variety
March 15

Hackers' delight: Businesses put selves at risk for invasion

Randell Heath isn't sure how hackers got into his company's website — all he knows is a supplier called, saying the site had become an online store selling Viagra and Cialis.
Variety
March 14

The Latest: Trains returning; cold threatens cherry blossoms

The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local):
National
March 14

North Carolina ex-gov: LGBT law backlash hurting job search

North Carolina's former governor says he's had trouble finding a job, even part-time teaching positions, because of backlash from legislation he signed involving transgender rights.
Business
March 10

Markets Right Now: US stocks gain after solid jobs report

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):
Business
March 10

Where Americans found jobs: Construction, factories, health

Construction, manufacturing, education and health care were fruitful places to look for jobs in February.
Variety
March 10

Rookie docs can work longer, 24-hour shifts under new rules

Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite.
Business
March 8

Energy shares lead Asian markets lower on big US oil buildup

Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after news of a big buildup in U.S. oil stockpiles depressed crude prices and shares of energy companies.
National
March 8

Big thaw? Looks like small businesses ending hiring freeze

The hiring freeze at small businesses looks like it's finally thawing.
Nation
March 7

Ask Brianna: How to find a job with a liberal arts degree

all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com.
March 3

The Latest: Snap Chat IPO windfall helps California school

The Latest on a California high school making millions from the initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc. (all times local):
March 1

Shoot melons, kill bugs: How businesses make creative videos

Melons going splat in slow motion. Drawn-as-you-go animation about machines. A behind-the-scenes look at winery operations. Not the usual viral videos, but small business owners have realized offering something to watch and having a sense of humor about themselves can help grab customers' attention.
February 27

Report: Interior Dept law enforcement chief 'unprofessional'

The Interior Department's law enforcement director "demonstrated a pattern of unprofessional behavior" by touching and hugging female employees and making flirtatious remarks, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Monday.
February 22

Slammed by the flu, businesses scramble to get work done

The flu season has slammed many small businesses, weakening already thin staffing levels and forcing some owners to scramble to cover shifts or get the work done.
February 17

Rutgers apologizes for rejecting students from job fair

Rutgers University has apologized after turning students away from a career fair for wearing the wrong colored clothing.
February 15

Trump's first weeks spawn anxiety, discord at some companies

President Donald Trump's first weeks in office have spawned anxiety and even arguments at some workplaces, putting owners — especially at smaller companies — in the position of needing to protect peace and productivity.
February 10

Anthony Marquez, Associated Press LA bureau chief, dies

Anthony Marquez, an Associated Press intern who rose to Los Angeles bureau chief where his calm hand brought stability to AP's news coverage in Southern California amid titanic changes for the journalism industry, has died. He was 55.