- Business, labor unite to overcome weak Connecticut economy Updated: Oct-13-15 3:47 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Organized labor and the state's chief business group on Tuesday announced the first steps in an unlikely alliance to confront Connecticut's slow economic growth.
- US stocks are lower as investors assess earnings, deals Updated: Oct-13-15 2:41 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks moved lower on Tuesday as investors assess the latest deal news and company earnings reports. Ryder System led industrial stocks lower after it cut its profit forecast for the third quarter. Twitter rose after announcing that it would lay off staff as it strives to turn a profit.
- Oregon employment drops for first time in 36 months Updated: Oct-13-15 1:23 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon employers had 5,300 fewer workers in September, the first decline in employment in 36 months.
- Eli Lilly to stop study of heart disease drug evacetrapib Updated: Oct-12-15 11:29 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Shares of Eli Lilly plunged Monday after the drugmaker said it would stop developing a heart disease treatment that had advanced deep into clinical testing.
- Gap shares fall on disappointing sales at Banana Republic Updated: Oct-08-15 7:48 pm
NEW YORK - The creative director for Gap's Banana Republic brand is stepping down after 18 months in that role.
- Average US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.76 percent Updated: Oct-08-15 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness.
- Global worries kept Fed from hiking rates in September Updated: Oct-08-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials were almost ready to raise interest rates in September but held off because of China's economic slowdown and its potential to derail U.S. growth and inflation.
- Deutsche Bank shares slip on dividend warning Updated: Oct-08-15 1:22 pm
BERLIN - Shares in Deutsche Bank dropped Thursday after the company said it would post a multibillion-euro loss in the third quarter and may scrap this year's dividend payment.
- Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent Updated: Oct-08-15 10:03 am
NEW YORK - Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth and other factors, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.
- Drop in applications for US unemployment benefits last week Updated: Oct-08-15 9:42 am
WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as employers hold onto workers despite a recent slowdown in hiring because of global pressures weighing on the U.S. economy.
- Domino's Pizza shares fall on weaker than expected 3Q profit Updated: Oct-08-15 8:33 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Shares of Domino's Pizza fell sharply in premarket trading Thursday after the pizza chain reported weaker than expected earnings for the third quarter.
- Freeport-McMoRan adds 2 board members from Carl Icahn's firm Updated: Oct-07-15 11:56 am
NEW YORK - Shares of Freeport-McMoRan rose sharply Wednesday after the copper miner added two board members chosen by Carl Icahn.
- US experts warn plutonium stocks could soar in East Asia Updated: Oct-07-15 4:35 am
WASHINGTON - Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium - and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.
- Samsung 3Q operating profit surges, shares jump 9 percent Updated: Oct-07-15 3:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics announced a forecast-beating profit for the third quarter Wednesday, sending its share price up nearly 9 percent, but analysts said strong component sales and favorable currency exchange rates masked persistent weakness in its smartphone business.
- 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.
- 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.
- North Dakota wheat stocks up 3 percent from year ago Updated: Oct-02-15 2:30 am
FARGO, North Dakota - Wheat stocks in North Dakota are up 3 percent from a year ago, to 322 million bushels.
- AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm
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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.
- Many losers, few winners: 3Q mutual fund review Updated: Oct-01-15 12:17 pm
NEW YORK - Sometimes, pain hits nearly everywhere.
- 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.
- South Dakota corn stocks up 16.5M bushels from last year Updated: Oct-01-15 9:05 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The USDA says South Dakota Sept. 1 corn stocks rose by 16.5 million bushels from last year.