- Canada in recession; PM Harper denies it as election looms Updated: Sep-01-15 5:51 pm
TORONTO - Canada has fallen into a recession, dragged down by falling energy prices and economic troubles in China.
- Correction: Financial Markets-Herd Mentality story Updated: Sep-01-15 5:49 pm
NEW YORK - In a story Aug. 31 about investors selling emerging-market investments, The Associated Press erroneously shortened the name of a fund that tracks commodity producers. The correct full name is the FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund.
- US auto market remains bright spot as China pulls back Updated: Sep-01-15 3:07 pm
DETROIT - As China's auto market recoils, the U.S. remains a bright spot as it rolls on toward its best performance in more than a decade.
- Brazil recession: GDP plunges 1.9 percent in second quarter Updated: Aug-28-15 8:28 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil's economy, with the government reporting Friday that the gross domestic product plunged 1.9 percent in the second quarter alone, once again throwing the nation into a technical recession.
- Despite stock fall, financial health of many is still solid Updated: Aug-26-15 10:10 am
WASHINGTON - Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating - at least as measured by their stock holdings. It's the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings and higher-than-expected bills.
- You can blame the beeping economy for worst US traffic ever Updated: Aug-26-15 1:07 am
WASHINGTON - More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.
- Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now Updated: Aug-25-15 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn clash over spending, the analysts also warned that perilously high shortfalls will roar back unless lawmakers act.
- How China's tremors could weaken the world's major economies Updated: Aug-24-15 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON - China is exporting something new to the world economy: Fear.
- Great Recession steels Main Street investors Updated: Aug-24-15 6:04 pm
SAN DIEGO - For many investors, lessons of the Great Recession are fresh. They survived, and some thrived with patience. They see no reason to panic now.
- AP survey: Dimmer outlook for US economy, wages and hiring Updated: Aug-24-15 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON - For much of the economy's fitful and sluggish six-year recovery from the Great Recession, analysts have foreseen a sunnier future: Growth would pick up in six months, or in a year.
- Vermont's labor market seen shrinking Updated: Aug-23-15 8:10 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's economy has been recovering slowing since the end of the Great Recession. But a Montpelier-based think tank says its labor force has shrunk.
- Connecticut unemployment rate falls to 5.4 percent Updated: Aug-20-15 2:10 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut employers added 4,100 jobs in July, pushing the unemployment rate down to 5.4 percent, from 5.7 percent, its lowest since May 2008, the state Department of Labor said Thursday.
- Washington's prepaid tuition plan frozen for up to 2 years Updated: Aug-18-15 7:28 pm
SEATTLE - Washington's prepaid tuition program will be frozen for up to two years until the committee that runs the Guaranteed Education Tuition program can figure out the impact of two years of tuition cuts at state colleges and universities.
- Lane County housing prices hit pre-recession levels Updated: Aug-17-15 3:53 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - Average home prices in Lane County have reached their highest levels since the months before the Great Recession.
- QVC owner Liberty buying Zulily in about $2.3 billion deal Updated: Aug-17-15 2:10 pm
NEW YORK - Zulily, which offers flash sales of products like toys and children's clothing geared to young moms, now has a parent.
- Manufacturing in New York shrinks by most since 2009 Updated: Aug-17-15 9:20 am
WASHINGTON - Manufacturing activity in New York state contracted in August at the fastest pace since the Great Recession, pulled down by sharp declines in new orders and shipments.
- Bay Area school districts scramble amid teacher shortage Updated: Aug-16-15 6:44 pm
OAKLAND, California - A growing teacher shortage has left district officials across the San Francisco Bay Area scrambling to fill classrooms, with critical shortages in science, math, special education and bilingual education.
- Food banks struggle to meet surprising demand Updated: Aug-13-15 1:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Food banks nationwide are dealing with rising demand despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount they offer each family.
- US productivity growth rebounds to 1.3 pct. in 2nd quarter Updated: Aug-11-15 9:36 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. productivity rose at a moderate pace in the April-June quarter as growth picked up and hiring remained steady.
- Kentucky pays off federal loan 2 years ahead of schedule Updated: Aug-10-15 5:25 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky has paid off a $972 million federal loan two years ahead of schedule, shedding one of the last vestiges of the recession and saving businesses an estimated $165 million in taxes.
- Comptroller: New York reached record employment last year Updated: Aug-10-15 3:52 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's employment topped 9 million jobs last year, a record with 538,000 added since the recession, the state comptroller reported Monday.
- US economy adds 215K jobs and moves Fed closer to rate hike Updated: Aug-07-15 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market just demonstrated that it may be nearing full health more than six years after the Great Recession - and showed why the Federal Reserve may be about to raise interest rates from record lows.
- Even with banks open, Greek firms paralyzed by restrictions Updated: Aug-07-15 11:34 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece - Panagiotis Papadopoulos, the owner of a Greek company that builds and exports glass products like shower cabins, has been waiting three weeks to pay a supplier in Bulgaria.
- PM admits Canada may be in recession in election debate Updated: Aug-07-15 1:08 am
TORONTO - The leaders of Canada's four political parties faced off in the first debate Thursday before a federal election in October, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper fending off attacks in the first three way race in Canadian history.
- Total reboot: How to fix Greece's economy Updated: Aug-04-15 11:37 am
ATHENS, Greece - After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.