Holiday moods often run the gamut between joy and melancholy. And, an Ohio State University researcher says an individual’s great expectations have a bearing on whether someone smiles or frowns. College of Social Work Professor, Gilbert Greene, says the key is to identify whether stress is likely to help or hurt one’s mood.
Ohio Requests $550 Million in Federal Help for Jobless Fund
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Ohio has asked the federal government for $550 million to help shore up a state unemployment compensation fund hit hard by the shrinking economy.
The letter sent Friday to U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao asks for $50 million in December, and $250 million in both January and February.
The state’s unemployment benefits fund is facing a spike in claims at the same time it’s seeing a drop in revenue collected through taxes on businesses.
The fund currently holds about $277 million, down from $594 mllion a year ago and far below what the state regards as the minimum safe level of $2.5 billion.
The federal money would need to be repaid by a certain date or the state would face high interest rates. Ohio is asking for easier repayment terms.