- Spring rebound for US economy sets stage for Fed rate hike Updated: Jul-30-15 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy isn't moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year.
- Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years Updated: Jul-29-15 7:04 pm
DETROIT - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.
- Health care spending to accelerate, US report says Updated: Jul-28-15 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.
- From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes Updated: Jul-28-15 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
- Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away Updated: Jul-27-15 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON - In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.
- Bend's housing market too expensive for young people Updated: Jul-26-15 4:19 pm
BEND, Oregon - Melissa Glidewell describes life in Bend as "poverty with a view."
- Scary headlines don't deter investors Updated: Jul-25-15 5:26 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. economy is growing at a painfully slow pace. Greece still threatens the euro. Chinese stocks have just pulled out of a frightening free-fall. Big companies in the U.S. are struggling to boost profits.
- Can US housing industry's comeback endure? The outlook dims Updated: Jul-24-15 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year.
- Greek store closures spike as recession, austerity return Updated: Jul-23-15 12:34 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Giorgos Prasinoudis ran his motocycle repair shop in Athens for three decades, through good times and bad. Now a "For Sale" sign hangs outside the window.
- Report: More Kansas children in poverty from 2008 to 2013 Updated: Jul-22-15 12:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The percentage of Kansas children living in poverty increased between 2008 and 2013, although the state's ranking for children's overall well-being remained the same, according to the annual Kids Count report.
- Indiana jobless mark below 5 percent for 1st time since 2008 Updated: Jul-21-15 10:53 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's unemployment rate has dropped below 5 percent for the first time since the national recession was starting in 2008.
- Report: More Tennessee children living in poverty Updated: Jul-21-15 8:15 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A new report says more than one-fourth of Tennessee children are living in poverty, up from a few years ago when the country was in a recession.
- Report: Michigan dips again on child well-being Updated: Jul-21-15 5:45 am
LANSING, Michigan - The annual Kids Count survey finds Michigan's child poverty rate worsening since the Great Recession while child health indicators are improving.
- Kids Count finds more Maine children living in poverty Updated: Jul-21-15 5:34 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count report says the number of Maine children living in poverty grew from 42,000 in 2008 to 45,000 in 2013.
- Connecticut unemployment rate falls to 7-year low in June Updated: Jul-20-15 4:41 pm
WETHERSFIELD, Connecticut - Connecticut employers added 600 jobs in June as the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent, the lowest in seven years, the state Department of Labor reported Monday.
- Report: foreclosures at pre-Recession levels in Ohio, nation Updated: Jul-18-15 12:05 pm
DAYTON, Ohio - Ohio foreclosures have fallen to the lowest level since the Great Recession through the first half of the year, according to a new report.
- Is Utah's 'baby recession' over? Updated: Jul-17-15 5:05 am
SALT LAKE CITY - As fireworks exploded in nearby Murray Park, Makenzie and Korey Marsh finally got their baby girl.
- Oregon timber harvest again tops 4 billion board feet Updated: Jul-15-15 4:48 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon's timber harvest decreased slightly last year, ending a four-year run of gains that began after the Great Recession, the state Department of Forestry said Wednesday.
- Labor participation continues to lag in Oregon Updated: Jul-15-15 3:36 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Nearly 40 percent of Oregon adults neither work nor look for jobs.
- Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate to 0.5 percent Updated: Jul-15-15 2:38 pm
TORONTO - Canada's central bank cut its key interest rate Wednesday as it slashed its economic outlook and predicted a pullback in the second quarter due to the impact of lower oil prices and weaker demand for exports.
- What relief? Greek economy on its knees despite bailout deal Updated: Jul-15-15 9:08 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece has a tentative rescue deal, but relief that it is not falling out of the euro is unlikely to last long: its economy has taken a huge hit.
- 5 questions Fed Chair Yellen will face from Congress Updated: Jul-14-15 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the central bank's mid-year economic outlook this week to Congress, where she will face grilling from House and Senate lawmakers.
- US retail sales fall in June as consumers stay cautious Updated: Jul-14-15 11:07 am
WASHINGTON - Americans cut back their spending at stores and restaurants last month, a sign that they remain cautious despite robust job growth in the past year.
- Maine tourism officials see drop in visitors from Canada Updated: Jul-12-15 11:56 am
OGUNQUIT, Maine - The Canadian economy is in decline and Maine's tourism industry is feeling the pinch.
- The name game: Colleges rebrand to get more students Updated: Jul-12-15 11:44 am
CASTLETON, Vermont - What's in a name? For colleges looking to gain prestige along with more students and precious out-of-state tuition dollars, plenty.