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Man Fired for Using Forklift on Candy Machine at Iowa Business

A 27-year-old man has lost his job and Iowa unemployment benefits for using a forklift on a malfunctioning vending machine. The Des Moines Register says Robert McKevitt had deposited money in a vending machine last fall, but the candy bar …

Superstorm Sandy Pushes U.S. Jobless Claims to 439K

Superstorm Sandy drove the number of people seeking unemployment benefits up to a seasonally adjusted 439,000 last week, the highest level in 18 months. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications increased by 78,000 mostly because a large number …

Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty in Katrina Insurance Fraud Case

A 52-year-old Raceland man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud linked to unemployment insurance debit cards he fraudulently obtained and used during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Charles Shields entered the …