- San Francisco payroll company announces Denver expansion Updated: Jul-28-15 1:44 pm
DENVER - A San Francisco-based payroll company says it's expanding to Denver to hire 100 new employees immediately and 1,000 more in a few years.
- Obama: Africa must create jobs for its next generation Updated: Jul-28-15 9:04 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder.
- Plans for Army base could include museum, amphitheater Updated: Jul-28-15 7:32 am
ATLANTA - Filmmaker Tyler Perry's plans for a sprawling movie studio at Fort McPherson may include an amphitheater and a museum, according to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Fertilizer company to break ground on Milledgeville facility Updated: Jul-28-15 5:11 am
MILLEDGEVILLE, Illinois - A fertilizer company is set to break ground in the as-yet unused business park in the village of Milledgeville.
- Ohio board approves tax breaks for Amazon, others Updated: Jul-28-15 3:19 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio board has approved tax breaks for companies that plan to create or retain jobs in the state, including online retailer Amazon.
- Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry Updated: Jul-27-15 3:58 pm
NORTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead.
- Delay in finishing new labs at UW prompts finger-pointing Updated: Jul-27-15 1:39 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Completion of a University of Wyoming facility with nearly three dozen labs for computer science, organic chemistry and other disciplines has been delayed until October, prompting officials at the Laramie campus and a contractor to trade blame.
- NY board clears way for OK of $15 fast-food worker wage Updated: Jul-27-15 12:31 pm
NEW YORK - New York's Wage Board on Monday finalized its recommendation endorsing a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in chain restaurants.
- Competition for workers in C. Indiana leads to incentives Updated: Jul-26-15 9:08 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The competition for workers in the central Indiana job market has grown so intense that one retailer is offering hiring bonuses.
- German automaker to build plant in Auburn Updated: Jul-25-15 9:05 am
AUBURN, Alabama - A German automaker has announced plans to build its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Alabama.
- Where's the beef? Fast-food franchisees pan NY wage hike Updated: Jul-23-15 8:59 pm
NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to have it his way with New York's fast-food industry - and restaurant owners aren't loving it.
- Texas company moving to Cynthiana, creating 80 jobs Updated: Jul-23-15 4:09 am
CYNTHIANA, Kentucky - A Texas company is moving to Cynthiana, where it will create 80 jobs.
- Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts Updated: Jul-22-15 11:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country Wednesday, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees.
- North Carolina editorial roundup Updated: Jul-22-15 3:43 pm
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
- Correction: Unemployment-SC story Updated: Jul-22-15 1:23 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - In a story July 21 about unemployment in South Carolina in June, The Associated Press reported erroneously the rate in May was 6.6 percent. The May rate was 6.8 percent.
- Construction underway on natural gas plant in eastern Ohio Updated: Jul-22-15 11:43 am
CARROLLTON, Ohio - Construction has begun on a nearly $900 million natural gas-fired power plant in eastern Ohio that's expected to produce enough electricity to power 750,000 homes.
- Financial services company receives state aid to expand Updated: Jul-22-15 7:35 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A Stamford-based financial services company will receive up to $20 million in state aid under a deal to expand its operations in Connecticut.
- First Iowa farms hit by bird flu nearing restocking time Updated: Jul-21-15 8:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - One of the first Iowa turkey farms where bird flu was found is getting close to the time at which birds can be restocked, but most of the 77 farms affected are still weeks away from introduction of new flocks, Iowa Department of Agriculture officials said Tuesday.
- $53 million steel mill redevelopment gets $2.2 million boost Updated: Jul-21-15 6:05 pm
GIBRALTAR, Michigan - Michigan announced Tuesday that it is providing $2.2 million in incentives for an Ohio company's planned $53 million redevelopment of a former Detroit-area steel mill.
- Uber says it would create 2,000 St. Louis-area driver jobs Updated: Jul-21-15 10:26 am
ST. LOUIS - The ride-sharing service Uber is vowing to create 2,000 new driver jobs if it is allowed to operate in the St. Louis region.
- Capital city craft brewer to expand, create 50-plus jobs Updated: Jul-20-15 2:35 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A craft brewery in Richmond is expanding, creating 56 jobs in the process.
- Jury awards nearly $1M to Clark County welder injured on job Updated: Jul-19-15 1:29 pm
VANCOUVER, Washington - A Clark County jury on Monday awarded nearly $1 million to a welder who was injured on the job.
- Metro Sioux City struggles with rental housing crunch Updated: Jul-19-15 10:26 am
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - After a long day at work, Joel Simental blithely returns to his rental house in Sioux City's Morningside neighborhood.
- Spirit AeroSystems works to hire 500 workers Updated: Jul-18-15 5:01 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Wichita-based aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems is trying to fill 500 jobs.
- Trump touts business background as he visits Arkansas Updated: Jul-17-15 10:13 pm
HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Donald Trump showed no signs of backing down from his heated rhetoric as the businessman brought his presidential campaign to Arkansas on Friday, vowing to be the "greatest job-producing president that God ever created" and promising to win the Hispanic vote despite his controversial remarks on immigration.