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WDBJ7 ReporterBeing out of a job is scary. Many turn to unemployment to help pay the bills. But some workers say it's taking longer to get those benefits. We're talking about jobs like pavers and landscapers. They usually work eight months out of the year and...
ReporterLate-night and lengthy negotiations produced a last-minute deal on Capitol Hill, but here in western Virginia it was hard to find anyone ready to celebrate. We met Diane Faw in downtown Roanoke on Wednesday afternoon. "Any time there's a stalemate in...
Hundreds of employees learned Friday morning in Henry County that they are losing their jobs. MasterBrand Cabinets in Martinsville says it just has too many workers and not enough work. Everyone who currently works here will lose their job. That's 335...
ReporterThe President is expected to talk about the job market Friday. What would you ask him if you had the chance? The number of people applying for unemployment benefits is at the lowest level in four years. The US Labor Department says the monthly average is...
Multimedia JournalistFor the second time this year, medical students from Blacksburg held their second free health care clinic with the Roanoke Rescue Mission. Rodney Divers is a diabetic and he doesn't have insurance. He works a full-time...
U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) announced Thursday on the Senate floor that he will be voting against the payroll tax cut deal conference report. Congressional leaders hope to push the deal through Congress by Friday. Warner said the payroll tax cut...
The Virginia Employment Commission says some unemployment benefit checks could be a day late because an 800 number used by recipients to certify their claims was down for an extended period. The commission's Sharon Worthy says Verizon crews tracked the...
ReporterSome unemployed people in Southern Virginia are getting an early gift this holiday season; a job. Dollar General is adding 50 jobs to its distribution center in South Boston. These are warehouse positions with full benefits and a starting pay of 10.50...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWith so much rain coming down over the last two days, the ground is getting soaked. Combine that with high winds, and you have the perfect conditions for trees to start falling. When the strong gusts from tropical storm Lee came through overnight,...
ReporterThe President's speech got a lot of people talking. Many were struck by the tone calling it aggressive. We invited some viewers to watch the speech at the WDBJ7 Digital Broadcast Center in Roanoke. They listened as President Obama announced his American...
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Anchor/ReporterExperts predict if things stay the same, Social Security will be a thing of the past in about 30 years. So what then, and what can you do just incase? "Not much for me to think about, not yet anyway," says Josh Andrews, a Roanoke resident. While...
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