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1 year 2 months ago

Lightning insurance claims rise in the summer

Summer is peak season for lightning-related deaths and injuries, and lightning strikes cost nearly a billion dollars in insured losses last year, according to the Insurance Information Institute. The number of claims has dropped over the years, which may be due to an increased use of lightning protection systems,...

1 year 3 months ago

Guide to help homeowners list their stuff

COLORADO SPRINGS - Many survivors of the Black Forest fire who lost their homes now face the challenge of trying to remember everything that was inside. To make the process of filling out insurance claims easier, the Rocky Mountain Association of Independent Public Adjusters has put together this 35 page...

2 years 2 months ago

Jobless claims sink to lowest in 4 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in four years, a hopeful sign for the job market. But the decline was partly due to temporary factors. The Labor Department says weekly applications dropped 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000, the...

2 years 11 months ago

Senate to look at sports concussions and marketing

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate committee plans a hearing next week on "questionable marketing" of sports equipment that's promoted as helping reduce the risk of concussions. Football helmet manufacturers such as Riddell have been criticized for claiming their helmets reduce concussions. One senator, New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall,...

4 years 1 week ago

New filings for jobless benefits tumble

The number of people signing up for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in two months, an encouraging sign that companies aren't resorting to deeper layoffs even as the economy has lost momentum. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment aid dropped last week by a seasonally...

4 years 3 weeks ago

HP agrees to pay $55 million settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Justice says Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $55 million to settle claims it paid kickbacks to companies so that they would recommend its products to federal agencies. Hewlett-Packard Co. has already announced earlier this month it will take a charge of 2 cents...

4 years 1 month ago

Worst unemployment report of the year released

New applications for unemployment insurance reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November, a sign that employers are likely cutting jobs again as the economy slows. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 500,000, the...

4 years 1 month ago

New unemployment claims surge to 484,000

New applications for unemployment insurance rose last week to their highest level in almost six months, a sign that employers are still cutting their staffs. The Labor Department says first-time claims for jobless benefits edged up by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 484,000. Analysts had expected a drop....

4 years 1 month ago

New unemployment claims on the rise

Initial requests for jobless benefits rose last week to their highest level since April, a sign that hiring remains weak and some companies are still cutting workers. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 479,000. Analysts had expected a small...

4 years 2 months ago

Looking forward to new V.A. regulations

There are new guidelines in place that will help soldiers file claims for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, one of the most common after effects of war. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs signed off on the change today, to try and streamline the process. For one local man, there is...

4 years 3 months ago

Tax refund delays puzzle Revenue Department

Some Colorado residents are reporting longer delays in getting tax refunds and it's not clear why. The Department of Revenue can't say much about what's happening because it's only allowed to discuss tax returns with the taxpayers who filed them or their attorneys. The department says that 96 percent...

4 years 3 months ago

BP told to expedite claims

The government is pushing BP to work faster getting money to people and businesses harmed by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen didn't hesitate when asked what BP is not doing that they need to get better at. He says BP needs...

4 years 6 months ago

First-time jobless claims drop slightly

The number of newly laid-off workers requesting jobless benefits fell slightly last week for the third straight week. But initial claims remain above levels that would signal net job gains. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment insurance fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000. That nearly matched...

4 years 8 months ago

Job bias claims based on disability, religion rise

The number of workers claiming job discrimination based on disability, religion and national origin surged to new highs last year. Overall, federal job bias complaints stayed at near-record levels. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says charges of disability discrimination rose by about 10 percent, the largest increase of any category....

4 years 10 months ago

New weekly jobless benefit claims: 505,000

The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment insurance was unchanged last week, while those continuing to claim benefits dipped. The Labor Department says first-time claims for jobless benefits were a seasonally adjusted 505,000, the same as the previous week's revised figure and matching analysts' expectations. The four-week average, which...

4 years 11 months ago

New jobless claims rise more than expected

The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, after falling in five of the past six weeks. There is little sign that employers are willing to hire, even as the economy shows signs of recovering. The Labor Department says new jobless...

5 years 5 days ago

FDA warns about eyelash thickener claims

The Food and Drug Administration has warned Allergan Inc. that the Web site for its eyelash thickener Latisse is misleading because it avoids or downplays risks associated with the product. In a letter dated Sept. 10 and posted to the FDA Web site Wednesday, the agency said the Latisse...

5 years 5 days ago

New jobless claims last week: 545,000

The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since early July. The Labor Department says initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped to a seasonally adjusted 545,000 from an upwardly revised 557,000 the previous week. Wall Street economists expected claims to rise...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Newly unemployed in this country: 570,000

New jobless claims fell slightly last week while the number of people receiving unemployment benefits rose, a sign the job market's recovery will be long and bumpy. The Labor Department says the number of laid-off workers applying for benefits dipped to 570,000 last week, a weaker performance than the...

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