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Local jobless rates dip in March

Elsewhere in WHAV’s listening area, unemployment rates for March increased by four percentage points in both Andover and Methuen. Regional unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. That was down from 9.3 percent in March 2015. The national unemployment rate is 5 percent. The number of workers unemployed in OH in March was 294,000, up 9,000


California becomes first state to raise minimum wage to $15

According to a report from Reuters, Target is poised to increased its minimum wage for all workers to $10 an hour in May, citing two sources with direct knowledge of the move. Following three and half years of one-day strikes by low wage workers and the Service Employees International Union, California Governor Jerry Brown reached


UnitedHealth to exit Michigan Obamacare exchange

UnitedHealth said that despite efforts late last year to dial back its marketing of ACA exchange plans after the losses became clear, its exchange enrollment grew by roughly 300,000 to about 795,000 at the end of the first quarter – €”growth it had expected, because it was offering plans in a larger number of states


Eagles acquire No. 2 overall draft pick from Browns

Rumblings have surfaced in recent weeks about the Browns preferring Goff. Details of the deal: The Titans send their No. 1 pick to the Rams for LA’s No. 1 (15th overall), two second-rounders (No. 43, No. 45), and a third-rounder (No. 76).‘s Alex Marvez reports that compensation for the No. 2 pick would likely


Mitsubishi admits to cheating on fuel economy tests

It added that its testing method, which is different to the one required by Japanese law, had also been used on other Mitsubishi cars manufactured for the Japanese market. Mitsubishi Motors President Tetsuro Aikawa, center, listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. So far, the affected Mitsubishi


Woman on FBI’s most wanted list caught in Mexico

A woman who made the FBI Most Wanted list this week for her alleged role in the killing of a United Kingdom grad and Texas dentist was arrested in Mexico.Brenda Delgado, 33, was arrested in the Mexican town of Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico’s attorney general’s office said in a statement.According to the PGR, “upon receiving the


U.S. court rules in favor of transgender student

In a decision that could have far-reaching implications for schools around the country, a federal appeals court has sided with a transgender student who sued his school after it prohibited him from using the boys’ restroom because he was born a girl.’This mean-spirited law not only encourages discrimination and endangers transgender students – it puts


Cross-border shelling from Yemen kills two in Saudi

A delegation of the Houthi rebels from Yemen is holding talks in Riyadh, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said on Monday, ahead of a planned ceasefire and renewed Yemeni peace negotiations.In the past twelve months, the United States military has provided intelligence for the Saudi strikes, refueled its bombers, and replenished the kingdom with