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  • Colorado loses 700 jobs but unemployment rate dips

    DENVER (AP) — State officials say Colorado lost 700 jobs in August but the unemployment rate dropped as the labor force shrank. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday all the losses came in private sector payroll jobs. The unemployment rate fell from 5.3 percent in July to...

  • Democrats introduce bill to tax overseas-profit companies leaving the U.S.

    Senate Democrats are trying to give corporations another reason not to move their headquarters out of the U.S. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Dick Durbin of Illinois introduced a bill Friday that would make companies pay taxes on their foreign income held abroad before completing tax inversions....

  • Stocks up early as Alibaba stock is set to debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is opening higher on the day Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba makes its big debut in the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 66 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,332 in early trading Friday, adding to its all-time closing high from the day before. The...

  • Ohio unemployment rate unchanged for August

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate for August was unchanged from the previous month, according to state statistics released Friday. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said last month's 5.7 percent unemployment rate was identical to July's, with overall non-agricultural...

  • GOP heads into midterms without detailed conservative manifesto

    House Speaker John Boehner released a five-point economic plan Thursday that outlined general areas of reform, including cutting spending and reforming taxes. The agenda, however, did not include the detailed legislative proposals that were included in the Pledge to America four years ago.

  • Nevada's subsidies for Tesla factory don't only hurt taxpayers

    Nevada taxpayers may not be pleased about footing a quarter of the tab for this billionaire's for-profit business. But the cost to Nevada taxpayers will not be as painful as the distortions to the market.

  • Pound rises as Scottish results favor union

    HONG KONG (AP) — The British pound jumped as investors bet that Scottish voters would reject independence based on results that cover more than half of Scotland. Japanese stocks rallied as the yen extended losses against the dollar while other Asian benchmarks were subdued for lack of major...

  • 56 million cards compromised in Home Depot hack

    Home Depot said "criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection" and steal customers' information between April and September.

  • Boehner stresses tax reform, school choice in GOP agenda

    In an abbreviated replay of past Republican pre-election agendas, House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday laid out a plan for the GOP to boost economic growth with a combination of old-school conservative policies such as reforming taxes and cutting spending as well as newer priorities.

  • Illinois jobless rate declines in August

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois' unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday. The latest figure, down one-tenth of a percentage point from July, represents a drop from 9.2...

  • After record profits, airlines keep adding jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of jobs at U.S. airlines keeps growing — although slowly — as some of them post record profits. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that the nation's passenger airlines employed the equivalent of 386,243 full-time workers in July, up 1.3 percent from...

  • Stock gains lift US household wealth to a record

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans' net worth in the April-June quarter to a record high, a trend that could encourage more spending. U.S. households also took on the most new debt in five years, driven mostly by student and auto loans. More...

  • Trade deal must have tobacco exception, key Democrat warns

    Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major trade deal the U.S. is negotiating with 12 Pacific Rim countries, to include an exception stating that tobacco products would not have the same legal protections as other trade items under the agreement.

  • Wisconsin job growth ranks 33rd in nation

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin ranked 33rd in private-sector job creation for the 12-month period ending in March, based on federal data released Thursday, the last update of its kind before the November election. Gov. Scott Walker's record on job-creation has been a major issue as he seeks...

  • US economic rebound slow to reach Philadelphia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's economic recovery has been slow to reach the Philadelphia metropolitan area and income inequality has widened, hurt in part by an exodus of residents and a continued collapse in mid-wage jobs. Across the U.S., many metropolitan areas saw declines in median...



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