- Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies Updated: May-24-16 9:38 pm
TOKYO - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations will undoubtedly voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive.
- Obama to make another visit to Indiana's Elkhart County Updated: May-24-16 9:24 pm
ELKHART, Indiana - President Barack Obama has scheduled another visit to Elkhart, Indiana - the first city he visited as president - the White House announced Tuesday.
- Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents Updated: May-24-16 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON - Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms.
- Wisconsin employers may see drop in unemployment taxes Updated: May-24-16 1:45 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin employers could see another drop in unemployment insurance taxes in 2017 due to an improved economy and employer-friendly changes in the system.
- A rising housing market lifts builders, home goods retailers Updated: May-24-16 1:41 pm
NEW YORK - A new report from the U.S. that showed Americans are snapping up homes at a pace not seen since the housing bust-fueled recession pushed the trading of shares of all companies affiliated with the sector into overdrive Tuesday.
- School backers seek more funds after Proposition 123 passes Updated: May-23-16 4:37 pm
PHOENIX - Education advocates are keeping the heat on Gov. Doug Ducey to restore K-12 funding now that voters have approved a measure that pumps $3.5 billion into schools over ten years.
- UK's David Cameron warns of recession if Britain leaves EU Updated: May-23-16 6:44 am
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that Britain would be plunged into a "do-it-yourself" recession if it votes to leave the European Union in the June 23 referendum.
- Unloved bull market: It's been a year since latest record Updated: May-21-16 3:40 am
NEW YORK - Saturday is the one-year anniversary of the stock market's record high. And no, you didn't miss the party, because no one seems to be in the mood to celebrate.
- Analyst rejects California governor's deficit projection Updated: May-20-16 6:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's nonpartisan legislative analyst said Friday that he expects budget surpluses in each of the next four fiscal years, rejecting Gov. Jerry Brown's projection of a budget deficit if voters don't renew temporary tax increases on the rich.
- Mississippi unemployment rate and payrolls both dip in April Updated: May-20-16 11:50 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's jobless rate fell to 6 percent in April as people exited the labor force.
- Budget adjustments clear North Carolina House by wide margin Updated: May-19-16 11:03 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The House's $22.2 billion budget adjustment bill received final approval Thursday by the same wide margin as the day before, its support buoyed by pay raises, a tax break and no deep spending cuts.
- Post-recession higher ed funding hit hard, report says Updated: May-19-16 4:30 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania has seen one of the nation's largest reductions in state funding for public colleges and universities since the start of the recession.
- Poll: Two-thirds of US would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis Updated: May-19-16 2:22 pm
NEW YORK - Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years after the Great Recession, Americans' finances remain precarious as ever.
- Poll: Americans more upbeat about own finances than economy Updated: May-18-16 6:36 am
WASHINGTON - Americans are of two minds about the economy in the midst of an election race that largely hinges on the issue. They are strikingly pessimistic about the national economy yet comparatively upbeat about their own financial circumstances.
- Journal Sentinel president will retire next month Updated: May-17-16 12:24 pm
MILWAUKEE - A president who led the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel through the economic challenges of a recession and a shift in advertising revenue while maintaining prize-winning journalism plans to retire next month.
- Post impeachment, Brazil's road ahead filled with challenges Updated: May-15-16 12:23 pm
SAO PAULO - To say that Michel Temer faces huge challenges would be an understatement.
- City small-business owner lobbies for e-commerce Updated: May-14-16 10:14 am
TIMBERVILLE, Virginia - When Chad White started Class-Tech-Cars, a business that supplies reproduced parts for classic vehicles, in 2004, he didn't expect lobbying Congress would be one of his tasks as an Internet entrepreneur.
- Governor warns of deficits as California tax campaign begins Updated: May-13-16 7:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday raised the specter of steep budget deficits if his voter-approved, temporary tax increases on the wealthy are allowed to expire - a warning that added political overtones to his proposed $122.2 billion state budget.
- The Latest: Governor increases savings from ballot measure Updated: May-13-16 3:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on California's budget revision (all times local):
- With a clunk, Macy's opens the retail earnings season Updated: May-11-16 6:05 pm
NEW YORK - Macy's is acknowledging that there will be no consumer splurge anytime soon.
- Fund manager Q&A: Utilities good bet in volatile market Updated: May-05-16 3:23 pm
Funds that hold utilities stocks have been top performers this year as investors sought shelter from a turbulent stock market.
- Survey: US businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 3 years Updated: May-04-16 10:29 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could be weighing on hiring.
- US trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months Updated: May-04-16 9:53 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.
- Oregon farmers dissolve Depression-era co-op Updated: May-04-16 9:37 am
PENDLETON, Oregon - It's the end of an era for Eastern Oregon agriculture.
- DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowds Updated: May-03-16 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON - More than 19 million U.S. tourists visited Washington in 2015, an increase of 1 million over the previous year and a record for the nation's capital as its tourism industry continues to make steady progress since the Great Recession.