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Veterans' jobs programs close unemployment gap

Jul 24, 2013
New programs from American employers to hire recent veterans has done something remarkable: eliminated the vet job gap.
Posted In: military, veterans, Iraq war

Ending the boom-and-bust cycle of military towns

Jul 16, 2013
The Army plans to cut combat brigades at 12 military bases. In cities like Kileen, Texas, it's a another chance to diversify the local economy.
Posted In: texas, military

Military commissaries closed by sequester

Jul 8, 2013
Monday is day one of the sequester-driven defense cuts, including a one-day a week closure of all domestic military grocery stores.
Posted In: sequester, military, defense

Sequester Pentagon cuts start to bite

Jun 28, 2013
The Pentagon starts furloughing 650,000 civilian employees next week.
Posted In: Pentagon, defense department, military, furloughs, sequester

U.S. to leave behind billions in military equipment in Afghanistan

Jun 20, 2013
American troops are on the way out of Afghanistan, but the Washington Post reports that much of their gear, some $7 billion worth, won't be coming home with them.
Posted In: afghanistan, military, defense

Are Chinese hackers targeting U.S. weapons systems?

May 28, 2013
Two dozen U.S. military weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to the Washington Post.
Posted In: hackers, hacking, China, military

Uncle Sam might not want you anymore

May 27, 2013
It’s a good time to be a recruiter for the U.S. military. Applications are up, as youth unemployment continues to soar. And the Pentagon doesn’t need as many people as it did at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Posted In: military, Army

Why military personnel fall prey to payday lenders

May 17, 2013
The government provides countless resources to help military families with financial literacy and even offers low interest loans to help them in times of emergency. So, why are many troops opting to take out risky payday loans instead?
Posted In: payday loans, lenders, military, Army

Protecting troops from a different kind of harm — predatory loans

May 16, 2013
Military brass, consumer advocates and lawmakers are trying to close loopholes in the Military Lending Act.
Posted In: installment loans, military

The battle against high-cost lending to military families

May 15, 2013
Five years ago, the U.S. military banned payday and title-loans to military families, but small-dollar, high-interest lenders are getting around the Military Lending Act.
Posted In: military, installment loans

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