- US economy struggles at start of election year Updated: Apr-28-16 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON - It was not a great start for the U.S. economy.
- Japan central bank holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus Updated: Apr-28-16 3:59 am
TOKYO - Japan's central bank stunned financial markets Thursday with a decision not to splash out still more monetary stimulus for the ailing economy - apart from zero-interest loans for an earthquake zone.
- Many lawmakers pan McCrory difference on teachers, workers Updated: Apr-27-16 6:26 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory's $22.3 billion budget proposal released Wednesday relies on slower Medicaid growth and a small revenue surplus to let him offer permanent pay raises to most teachers and avoid proposing spending cuts that have become routine since the Great Recession.
- Report: NYC millennials earn less, take on more debt Updated: Apr-26-16 6:44 am
NEW YORK - A report says millennials in New York City earn about 20 percent less than the previous generation of young workers and are likely to continue struggling from the effects of the recession.
- NY: Insurers must pay for maternal depression screening Updated: Apr-25-16 10:46 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state will soon require health insurers to cover depression screening for pregnant women and new mothers.
- Suicide problem acute in New Jersey Updated: Apr-24-16 11:09 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - For many years New Jersey had the lowest suicide rate of any state in the nation. But that distinction has ebbed recently, just as the nation's rate of suicide rose to the highest level in three decades, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Minnesota's 5-day wait for marriage license could end Updated: Apr-20-16 4:37 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's five-day wait for a marriage license, a law which dates back to the Great Depression, could soon be a thing of the past.
- RV revival motors across Erie region Updated: Apr-20-16 2:24 pm
ERIE, Pennsylvania - The moment, nearly a decade old, is seared into Scott Boyer's memory.
- Blighted homes, demolition are the result of fraud in Flint Updated: Apr-18-16 11:37 am
FLINT, Michigan - A newspaper reports that more than a dozen blighted homes in Flint tied to a scam by a California man have been demolished and more could meet the wrecking ball.
- A bust hits the Oil Patch as rest of nation enjoys cheap gas Updated: Apr-17-16 11:42 am
HOUMA, Louisiana - It might sound strange, but the penny-pinching folks in Louisiana's Oil Patch can't wait for the price of gasoline to go back up.
- Finance leaders pledge forceful response to boost economy Updated: Apr-16-16 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Finance officials on Saturday pledged a more forceful effort to stimulate a sluggish global economy.
- Population rebounds around train stations in New Jersey Updated: Apr-16-16 11:20 am
PATERSON, New Jersey - When Kevin Eleby started commuting by train to New York City in 2001, the station in downtown Paterson was nearly empty. Every morning he climbed the stairs to the platform to wait alongside three other riders.
- Some worry state's 'rainy day' fund not hefty enough Updated: Apr-16-16 9:27 am
BOSTON - Saving your pennies for a rainy day isn't just good advice for children, it's sound financial policy for U.S. states that must balance their budgets in good times and bad, fiscal experts agree.
- US factory output falls again, but signs of stability appear Updated: Apr-15-16 11:18 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. factory output dropped in March for the second straight month as manufacturers churned out fewer cars, metal parts and machinery. Yet other recent data suggests that the sector's long-running malaise could brighten in the coming months.
- Arizona's unemployment rate drops to 5.4 percent in March Updated: Apr-14-16 1:47 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona's unemployment rate is down slightly following a March gain in jobs above the post-recession average.
- Putin seeks to charm, insists Russian economy on the mend Updated: Apr-14-16 12:30 pm
MOSCOW - Mixing wry jokes with economic statistics, Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to reassure the nation during his annual marathon call-in TV show Thursday, promising that its troubled economy will rebound and vowing to make other countries take account of Russia's interests.
- Report: Hawaii's economic recovery hasn't helped the poor Updated: Apr-14-16 5:44 am
HONOLULU - While Hawaii's economy seems to have recovered from the Great Recession, a new report sheds light on the issues facing the state's low-income residents.
- Olympic officials: Rio won't be scarred by politics, graft Updated: Apr-13-16 6:41 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Rio de Janeiro Olympics won't be scarred by the impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a $3 billon corruption scandal touching scores of powerful politicians and businessmen, and the country's deepest recession in decades.
- Finance officials facing a chronically weak global economy Updated: Apr-12-16 10:03 am
WASHINGTON - World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of another recession.
- Want to graduate college debt free? Teach in a rural area Updated: Apr-10-16 11:33 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The teacher shortage in poor, rural districts in South Carolina is so bad, the state is considering offering would-be instructors a way to graduate from college debt free.
- Advocates of unemployed urge reverse of jobless benefit cuts Updated: Apr-07-16 4:00 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Advocates say benefit cuts approved three years ago are leaving laid-off workers with unemployment benefits that are too small and are gone too quickly to keep struggling families out of poverty.
- Stalled consumer spending in 2016 gives retailers more pain Updated: Apr-06-16 12:20 pm
NEW YORK - Shoppers at Randal Weeks' home decor have started being more tentative about buying the pillows, furniture and framed prints they admire in the store. They even shy away from small, inexpensive items like candles.
- Uncertainties shadow California plan for nation-leading wage Updated: Apr-05-16 5:40 am
LOS ANGELES - California's decision to push its statewide minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 comes with uncertainties that could see the pay jumps postponed if the economy sours or the state budget slumps, while the overall goal of helping the working poor might be lessened if some employers cut jobs or, worse, leave the state.
- Metro Atlanta's population rises to 5.7 million Updated: Apr-03-16 11:59 am
ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's population continues to grow as hundreds of thousands of new residents moved in during the past five years, U.S. Census figures show.
- Popularity of Ottawa photographer's pin-up art explodes Updated: Apr-02-16 12:24 pm
OTTAWA, Kansas - While seeking a foxhole in 2006-07 to keep from being another economic casualty of the Great Recession, photographer John Gladman stumbled across an explosive business idea.