- Obama cites labor's role in US economy amid trade rift Updated: Oct-07-15 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says labor laws should be strengthened and it should be easier for workers to join unions.
- Nasty Air France labor dispute drags in French government Updated: Oct-06-15 9:23 am
PARIS - The union activists chanted "Naked, naked" as they singled out two Air France executives and ripped off their suit jackets and shirts, and suddenly the French government found itself drawn into a violent labor dispute unusual even in a country with habitually nasty relations between management and staff.
- US services growth slows in September as orders plunge Updated: Oct-05-15 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Growth in the U.S. services sector slowed in September as sales fell and new orders plunged, evidence that stock market volatility may have hit consumer confidence and limited spending.
- Paycheck mystery: More jobs and fewer people but limp raises Updated: Oct-03-15 10:41 am
WASHINGTON - Companies have posted a record number of job openings just when a diminished proportion of Americans are either working or looking for work.
- Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market Updated: Oct-03-15 10:06 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market no longer looks quite so robust.
- FairPoint unemployment benefit decision is reversed Updated: Oct-02-15 5:28 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The chairwoman of Maine's Unemployment Insurance Commission has reversed a decision to award unemployment benefits to workers who went on strike against FairPoint Communications, drawing an angry response from two unions on Friday.
- Illinois tax break deals yield uncertain results for state Updated: Oct-02-15 5:19 pm
CHICAGO - A newspaper analysis shows that companies who receive tax breaks through Illinois' primary job-creation program often don't add jobs and sometimes even lay off workers.
- An ailing global economy starts to weigh on US job market Updated: Oct-02-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States.
- Wal-Mart HQ cuts with 'need to become a more agile company' Updated: Oct-02-15 4:11 pm
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart laid off 450 workers at its headquarters Friday as the world's largest retailer attempts to become more nimble so that it can better compete with the likes of Amazon.com.
- Slow job growth predicted in West Virginia through 2020 Updated: Oct-02-15 9:01 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia University researchers are forecasting continued high unemployment in West Virginia.
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- Apart from low unemployment, just how healthy is job market? Updated: Oct-01-15 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. unemployment rate - now just 5.1 percent - grabs a lot of the attention each month when the government issues its jobs data. Yet the rate doesn't come close to sketching a full picture of the job market.
- Promise of 150 new jobs gets ConAgra Illinois tax breaks Updated: Oct-01-15 2:22 pm
CHICAGO - ConAgra Foods will receive an unspecified amount of Illinois tax credits in exchange for 150 new jobs in the state as it moves its headquarters from Omaha, Nebraska, to Chicago.
- US manufacturing barely expands as global economy slows Updated: Oct-01-15 11:19 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturers expanded at their slowest pace in two years last month, held back by faltering global growth and cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.
- Town that Volkswagen built from scratch girds for trouble Updated: Oct-01-15 9:44 am
WOLFSBURG, Germany - Wolfsburg is the town that Volkswagen built - literally put on the map in 1938 by the Nazis in pursuit of their dream of a "People's Car."
- Applications for US jobless aid rise, but remain near lows Updated: Oct-01-15 8:49 am
WASHINGTON - Applications for unemployment benefits rose last week, but Americans are seeking jobless aid at historically low levels consistent with a healthy job market.
- China sends Europe coveted new exports: Jobs, investment Updated: Oct-01-15 4:14 am
LISBON, Portugal - When two Chinese companies appeared among the bidders to buy a troubled Portuguese bank this year, its staff took heart.
- Report: Kansas economy growing far slower than US economy Updated: Oct-01-15 2:41 am
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas economy has been growing far slower than the rest of the nation, and a report released Thursday forecasts sluggish growth in the state next year as well.
- Financial health of state worker insurance program improved Updated: Sep-30-15 4:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - After hemorrhaging cash for months, Louisiana's health insurance program for state workers, public school employees and retirees is back on solid footing - though only after Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lessened benefits and raised costs on workers.
- Survey: US businesses added jobs in September at solid pace Updated: Sep-30-15 9:21 am
WASHINGTON - Buoyed by strong consumer spending and steady home sales, U.S. businesses added jobs at a healthy pace in September, according to a private survey.
- Tricon Timber in Mineral County lays off 90 employees Updated: Sep-30-15 4:45 am
ST. REGIS, Montana - The largest employer in Mineral County, Tricon Timber in St. Regis, has laid off 90 full-time employees.
- Business events scheduled for the coming month Updated: Sep-25-15 12:49 pm
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- Leslie County qualifies for disaster unemployment benefits Updated: Sep-25-15 4:02 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky officials say Leslie County has been added to the list of those qualified for unemployment assistance as a result of severe weather in July.
- Brad Johnson announces candidacy for governor Updated: Sep-23-15 2:05 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana Public Service Commission Chairman Brad Johnson announced Wednesday that he will attempt to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock in 2016.
- 'Maze Runner' sequel results in jobs, economic development Updated: Sep-23-15 9:06 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Motion Picture Association of America says the Twentieth Century Fox film "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" pumped more than $23.5 million into New Mexico's economy.