- Asian stock markets uneven ahead of ECB decision, jobs data Updated: Dec-01-15 10:38 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday ahead of the European Central Bank's policy meeting and a monthly U.S. job report later in the week that could cement a Fed interest rate hike this month.
- Kansas tax collections $8M more than expected in November Updated: Dec-01-15 6:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas collected $8 million more in taxes than anticipated in November, and one of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's top aides said Tuesday that the figures reflect positive signs in the state's economy.
- Volvo Trucks to lay off 734 workers at its Virginia plant Updated: Dec-01-15 5:06 pm
DUBLIN, Virginia - Volvo Trucks will lay off 734 production workers at its plant in southwest Virginia due to a slowdown in demand, the company disclosed Tuesday.
- German unemployment remains steady in November at 6 percent Updated: Dec-01-15 6:19 am
BERLIN - Germany's unemployment rate remained at 6 percent in November, as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy remained strong.
- Eurozone unemployment rate falls to near 4-year low Updated: Dec-01-15 5:57 am
LONDON - Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone economy has fallen to its lowest level in nearly four years, official figures showed Tuesday, in another positive sign for an economic region that has struggled to get people back to work for years.
- Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip Updated: Dec-01-15 4:36 am
WELCH, West Virginia - The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.
- Northeast Mississippi has lowest unemployment rate in years Updated: Nov-30-15 3:01 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Northeast Mississippi has posted the lowest monthly jobless rate in 10 years.
- Clinton vows hundreds of billions for infrastructure, jobs Updated: Nov-29-15 8:48 pm
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled the first piece of a new jobs agenda on Sunday, promising hundreds of billions of dollars in fresh federal spending in an effort to compete with the liberal economic policies of her primary challengers.
- Economic downturn hits Wyoming counties Updated: Nov-29-15 2:40 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Many county commissions throughout the state have frozen hiring, banned travel, scaled back construction projects and are considering dipping into savings in the face of lower revenues.
- Advocates making new push for Indiana work-share program Updated: Nov-28-15 10:48 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Advocates for starting a statewide program allowing workers to receive partial unemployment benefits say they will make a new push for legislative approval of the work-share proposal.
- Montana's unemployment insurance rate going down Updated: Nov-26-15 9:56 am
HELENA, Montana - The state's improving economy and low unemployment rate mean most businesses will see a reduction in their unemployment insurance rates next year.
- 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.
- Illinois makes tax break deals with 3 companies Updated: Nov-25-15 3:03 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Commerce has agreed to tax breaks for three small companies that plan to add a total of 87 new jobs, the first deals since Gov. Bruce Rauner's recent decision to reinstate corporate tax incentives.
- Most Illinois metro jobless rates fall but many lose jobs Updated: Nov-25-15 1:41 pm
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in most of the state's metro areas in October.
- More optimism among middle class buoys US consumer sentiment Updated: Nov-25-15 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers' outlook.
- Consumer spending up a weak 0.1 percent in October Updated: Nov-25-15 9:38 am
WASHINGTON - Consumer spending posted a modest increase for a second straight month in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.
- Michigan, Fiat Chrysler reach deal on tax credits Updated: Nov-24-15 9:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Fiat Chrysler will have to spend an additional $1 billion on Michigan facilities over 15 years to qualify for $1.9 billion in business tax credits under an agreement approved Tuesday by the state's economic development board.
- Coffeyville weathers Amazon job losses better than expected Updated: Nov-24-15 2:20 pm
COFFEYVILLE, Kansas - Football fans still pack Veterans Memorial Stadium here on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the fall. The Verdigris River still flows sluggishly by.
- US consumer confidence falls hard in November Updated: Nov-24-15 10:55 am
WASHINGTON - Confidence in the economy eroded this month as Americans became more worried about the job market.
- Florida Gov. Scott's budget: Tax cuts, more for schools Updated: Nov-23-15 8:22 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, surrounded by rows of machines and dozens of manufacturing employees, on Monday announced a nearly $79.3 billion spending plan for the coming year that is heavy on tax cuts and help for businesses.
- Wisconsin's embattled jobs agency hires 6th CFO in 4 years Updated: Nov-23-15 4:59 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's embattled economic development agency has hired its sixth chief financial officer in just over four years.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Nov-23-15 1:59 pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 19
- SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.
- 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.
- Mississippi unemployment falls below 6 percent in October Updated: Nov-21-15 7:56 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's unemployment rate fell below 6 percent in October for the first time since late 2007, as more people reported finding jobs.