- Tuition up this fall at 9 Mississippi community colleges Updated: Jul-03-15 10:59 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Nine of Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges will raise charges on students this fall, with the average price of tuition and fees rising by 4 percent statewide.
- Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay Updated: Jul-03-15 10:38 am
WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.
- US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat Updated: Jul-02-15 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.
- Washington Legislature cuts state tuition by 15-20 percent Updated: Jun-30-15 4:23 pm
SEATTLE - A decision this week to cut tuition for Washington state's public universities by 15 to 20 percent over the next two years is a rare move that national experts believe could influence other states as they come out from under the recession.
- AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am
Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight
- Incomes rise for bottom 99 pct.; US inequality still worsens Updated: Jun-29-15 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us.
- May unemployment falls in every Illinois metro area Updated: Jun-25-15 3:11 pm
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped again during May in all 15 Illinois metro areas. Three of those areas have returned to pre-recession employment levels.
- Nebraska Asian-American population growth outpaces Hispanics Updated: Jun-25-15 11:06 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's Hispanic population saw its smallest growth last year since an immigration wave to the state began more than two decades ago, while Asian-Americans became the state's fastest-growing demographic.
- Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials Updated: Jun-23-15 1:25 pm
The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not.
- Vintage Brown County dolls headed for the Smithsonian Updated: Jun-21-15 1:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Indiana - Early in the Great Depression, Portia Howe Sperry put Brown County women to work sewing soft cotton rag dolls with wool-stuffed jointed arms and legs and simple hand-painted faces that sold for 25 cents.
- Crisis-hit Europeans: Greece must knuckle down like they did Updated: Jun-19-15 6:52 am
LISBON, Portugal - Europeans in countries which adopted unpopular austerity measures to overcome the recent financial crisis are starting to reap the rewards, even if times are still hard for many and numerous factors are playing a role in the recovery.
- Is baby recession over? US births up after years of decline Updated: Jun-17-15 2:22 am
NEW YORK - It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.
- Charities emerge from recession with record donations Updated: Jun-16-15 5:22 am
SEATTLE - Charitable giving in the United States has surpassed pre-recession levels for the first time in seven years, according to a national organization that tracks the generosity of Americans.
- Rising economic tide lifts Rogue Valley boat makers Updated: Jun-11-15 3:23 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - Bruce Wassom knows the highs of raging currents and the lows of getting swamped in the boat business.
- US household wealth reaches new high of nearly $85 trillion Updated: Jun-11-15 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON - A rising stock market and climbing home prices boosted Americans' net worth to a new high in the first three months of the year.
- US retail sales jump in a sign of more confident consumers Updated: Jun-11-15 10:19 am
WASHINGTON - Americans stepped up their spending at retailers in May, especially for autos, clothes and building materials, in a sign that strong job growth has begun to boost store sales.
- Mississippi 1 of 2 states where economy shrank in 2014 Updated: Jun-10-15 5:59 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Tepid growth in jobs, income and certain taxes had suggested Mississippi's economy wasn't growing very fast in recent years. But new figures released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis show the state's economy was actually in recession in 2013 and 2014.
- Faith Hope Consolo: The changing state of luxury Updated: Jun-09-15 2:34 pm
- State budget gaps force longer sessions in some legislatures Updated: Jun-08-15 1:44 pm
ATLANTA - With budget deadlines looming for nearly all states, disagreements over closing deficits or expanding Medicaid are forcing several legislatures to extend their sessions.
- Do more jobs mean more economic security? Not for some in US Updated: Jun-08-15 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold them.
- Appeals court upholds temporary hike in postal rate Updated: Jun-05-15 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has upheld a temporary rate hike in the price of sending mail, but says the U.S. Postal Service can't make the increase permanent.
- Support staff turnover puts agency for disabled at risk Updated: Jun-05-15 9:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS - When Barbara Jackson's mom unexpectedly passed away in 2011, she became the caretaker for her twin sister Ann.