- Japan leaders in SOS to cash cow companies as recovery lags Updated: Nov-30-15 1:11 am
TOKYO - Japan's central bank governor and other officials are stepping up appeals to cash-rich corporations to do more to boost the country's faltering economic recovery.
- Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight Updated: Nov-26-15 1:10 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state's broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.
- Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece? Updated: Nov-26-15 11:43 am
LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.
- Signs of steady US economy: Rising pay and solid job market Updated: Nov-25-15 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Americans' pay is up, fewer people need unemployment aid, more are buying new homes and business spending is rebounding.
- South Africa narrowly avoids entering a recession Updated: Nov-24-15 7:20 am
JOHANNESBURG - A government data agency says South Africa narrowly avoided recession after the economy grew by less than 1 percent.
- Fed Chair Yellen defends Fed's low-rate policies Updated: Nov-23-15 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says while many savers have been frustrated by years of low interest rates, the rock-bottom rates were needed to boost the economy after the Great Recession.
- Louisiana payroll numbers shrink, flashing recession warning Updated: Nov-21-15 9:19 pm
Louisiana's labor market slipped in October, as the unemployment rate rose and payroll employment fell.
- 3 banks, 30 minutes, 1 question: Why? Updated: Nov-21-15 12:58 am
TAMPA, Florida - The day before the men came with guns and badges, Cindy Carabeo was queen.
- Alabama unemployment rate dips to 5.9 percent Updated: Nov-20-15 2:33 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama's unemployment rate dropped slightly last month as state employment expanded to the highest level since the beginning of the recession almost seven years ago, officials said Friday.
- Mohegan Sun posts strong 4Q profit jump, slight revenue rise Updated: Nov-19-15 8:35 pm
UNCASVILLE, Connecticut - Fourth-quarter revenue rose slightly at the Mohegan Sun casinos as profit jumped 86 percent due to cost-cutting and rising popularity of table games, their parent company said Thursday.
- Study finds more Mexicans leaving the US than coming Updated: Nov-19-15 7:18 pm
SAN DIEGO - More Mexicans are leaving than moving into the United States, reversing the flow of a half-century of mass migration, according to a study published Thursday.
- Mississippi universities plan tuition increases in 2016 Updated: Nov-19-15 4:12 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - In-state tuition at Mississippi's eight public universities is set to rise by 4.1 percent on average next fall, with the average price of tuition and fees crossing $7,000 for the first time.
- Corporate America's problem: Falling profit, revenue Updated: Nov-19-15 4:07 pm
NEW YORK - Corporate America has a profit problem. U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession.
- Many Connecticut minorities left behind in economic recovery Updated: Nov-19-15 3:41 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Many people of color and young workers in Connecticut have been left behind in the recovery from the Great Recession that ended in 2009, while child poverty in the state has hit a record high, according to a report released Thursday by a children's advocacy group.
- Independent analyst forecasts rosy finances for California Updated: Nov-18-15 8:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California could end fiscal 2016 with nearly $12 billion in its rainy day fund if the state's economic recovery continues and lawmakers don't commit to major spending increases, California's independent legislative analyst said Wednesday.
- Lenders taking more borrowers to court over student loans Updated: Nov-18-15 1:01 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Fall behind on your student loans these days and you could end up getting more than hectoring phone calls and threatening letters. Some lenders are taking more people to court, attorneys say.
- Oct. home construction slumps on fewer apartment buildings Updated: Nov-18-15 10:11 am
WASHINGTON - Apartment construction plunged sharply in October, as the pace of homebuilding slipped amid a broader cooling of the real estate market.
- Officials say economic recovery unbalanced in Kansas Updated: Nov-09-15 5:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Government officials and economists say economic recovery has not been uniform across Kansas since the recession, leaving some areas behind.
- Trade slowdown points to world recession risk, watchdog says Updated: Nov-09-15 5:54 am
PARIS - A slow-down in international trade could be a harbinger of a new recession for the world's leading economies, a leading global policy organization warned Monday.
- Firm that builds custom horse trailers adding 50 Iowa jobs Updated: Nov-08-15 2:32 pm
CRESCO, Iowa - Workers at the Featherlite Trailers plant in northeast Iowa will soon begin customizing their horse trailers to add living quarters, and as a result, 50 jobs will be added.
- Idahoans buying more homes, but minorities face challenges Updated: Nov-08-15 11:35 am
BOISE, Idaho - Home loan submissions in Idaho increased for the second year in a row as the state continues to recover from the Great Recession, according to housing data submitted by banks and mortgage companies.
- Pfizer doubling patient income limit for free drug program Updated: Nov-05-15 5:37 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - As the furor over soaring U.S. prescription drug prices escalates and outrageous price hikes by several smaller drugmakers give the entire industry a black eye, the biggest U.S.-based drugmaker is expanding financial assistance to patients.
- US housing recovery divided on age, race and place Updated: Nov-05-15 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON - It's the most profitable time to sell a house since the Great Recession started in late 2007. But first-time buyers are increasingly scarce.