- US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings Updated: Jul-31-15 4:58 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks.
- Business events scheduled for the coming month Updated: Jul-31-15 1:43 pm
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- US paychecks grow at record-slow pace in 2nd quarter Updated: Jul-31-15 9:21 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers.
- Unemployment, inflation stable in 19-nation eurozone Updated: Jul-31-15 8:40 am
BRUSSELS - Unemployment and inflation were stable in the 19-nation eurozone in early summer, when the Greek crisis was raging on and raising concerns over the outlook of the currency union.
- 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.
- US economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in spring Updated: Jul-30-15 3:04 am
WASHINGTON - After a terrible winter, the economy is improving, with a solid rebound in the spring expected to be followed by stronger growth in the second half of the year.
- Takeaway from Fed meeting: Expect a rate increase this year Updated: Jul-30-15 12:04 am
WASHINGTON - Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when.
- Better economy has smokers buying more Marlboros Updated: Jul-29-15 12:31 pm
NEW YORK - A better economy is helping sell more Marlboros and Camels, even as prices climb. That brought higher profits for their makers in the second quarter.
- Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift Updated: Jul-29-15 10:32 am
PIONKI, Poland - Everybody in Poland seems to be against them now: temporary contracts that offer few benefits to their workers, popularly known as "junk contracts."
- US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September Updated: Jul-28-15 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China.
- Plans for Army base could include museum, amphitheater Updated: Jul-28-15 7:32 am
ATLANTA - Filmmaker Tyler Perry's plans for a sprawling movie studio at Fort McPherson may include an amphitheater and a museum, according to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Mitsubishi, UAW to work together on buyer for Illinois plant Updated: Jul-27-15 3:50 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant the company plans to close.
- With new bump, Minnesota ushers in region's top minimum wage Updated: Jul-27-15 2:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour.
- 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."
- As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in Updated: Jul-26-15 2:55 am
DENVER - The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry.
- Study says West Tennessee economy has lagged Updated: Jul-24-15 11:59 am
JACKSON, Tennessee - West Tennessee's economy has been lagging behind other regions in the state but is starting to make inroads in employment growth and technology-related hirings, a new report says.
- Where's the beef? Fast-food franchisees pan NY wage hike Updated: Jul-23-15 8:59 pm
NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to have it his way with New York's fast-food industry - and restaurant owners aren't loving it.
- Nebraska prison inmates collected $156K in unemployment Updated: Jul-23-15 7:17 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska prison inmates collected more than $156,000 in unemployment benefits because the state Department of Labor was never told who was incarcerated, officials announced Thursday.
- Spain's jobless rate drops as government eyes elections Updated: Jul-23-15 6:58 am
MADRID - Statistics released Thursday said Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 22.4 percent in the second quarter, welcome news for the governing Popular Party as it prepares for upcoming general elections
- Metro Atlanta unemployment shows slight increase Updated: Jul-23-15 6:05 am
ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's jobless rate has edged up in recent weeks.
- Report: State needs accountability in workforce development Updated: Jul-22-15 4:32 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The government spends $900 million a year to train Kentucky workers, yet just 8 percent of employers say the state's workforce has "good skills" according to a new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
- Economic upturn seen spreading through Vermont Updated: Jul-22-15 8:56 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's economic recovery from the Great Recession has been led by Chittenden County, but other parts of the state are now starting to see signs of economic life as well.
- Oklahoma's unemployment rate continues to climb Updated: Jul-21-15 8:46 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's unemployment rate climbed to 4.5 percent last month, marking the third increase in as many months, the state's Employment Security Commission reported on Tuesday.
- Los Angeles County pushes $15 minimum wage for some workers Updated: Jul-21-15 8:07 pm
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County on Tuesday became the latest area in the country to take a step toward lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour after officials were told it would either kill business or help lift bread-winners out of poverty.
- Maine unemployment rate remains flat in June Updated: Jul-21-15 2:52 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine officials say the state's jobless rate remained flat at 4.7 percent last month.