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  • Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom....

  • President Obama's zero-sum worldview

    We have a leader today who has a zero-sum worldview. It is not surprising that today's world, at home and abroad, increasingly shows these characteristics.

  • Initial unemployment claims rise

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 9 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 2,364 from the previous week's total of 2,293. For the...

  • Texas unemployment holds at 5.1 percent in July

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Unemployment across Texas held steady at 5.1 percent in July. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced last month's jobless figure matches the state's unemployment rates for May and June. Nationwide unemployment in July rose slightly to 6.2 percent. TWC...

  • Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattles stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattled markets on Friday. Reports that Ukrainian forces attacked Russian military vehicles that had crossed the border knocked stock markets down in the afternoon and sent traders into the safety of U.S. government bonds. By the end of the day, the...

  • Stocks overcome a midday tumble on Ukraine

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market recovered from a midday swoon caused by the latest worries over Ukraine and ended little changed. The Standard & Poor's 500 index ended pretty much where it started the day on Friday, at 1,955 points, down a fraction of a point. The Dow Jones industrial average...

  • Social Security's futile attempt to help disabled people go back to work

    Congress created Ticket to Work in 1999 to address a growing problem, namely that the disability rolls were expanding rapidly and the disability program did little to encourage work among those able to hold a job. The idea was to give disability recipients a "ticket," or voucher, that employment...

  • Reports of fighting in Ukraine erase stock gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — Reports of renewed fighting in Ukraine are sending stocks lower in midday trading. Major U.S. indexes are still headed for a solid gain for the week. Stocks opened higher but turned lower in mid-morning trading Friday following reports that Ukrainian soldiers attacked a Russian...

  • Foreign holdings of Treasury debt top $6 trillion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in June, topping $6 trillion for the first time. Total foreign holdings rose 0.6 percent to $6.01 trillion, up from $5.98 trillion in May, the Treasury Department said Friday in its monthly report. The...

  • US factory output surges in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals. Manufacturing production rose 1 percent in July compared with the prior month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. Factory...

  • US stocks open higher, head for weekly gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher as the market heads for a solid weekly gain. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 44 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,756 as of 9:33 a.m. Eastern time Friday. The Dow is up 1 percent so far this week. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose six points,...

  • US producer prices rise just 0.1 percent in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Falling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation in check. The producer price index rose 0.1 percent in July, following a 0.4 percent gain in June, the Labor Department said Friday. The...

  • Fresno tops list of most disadvantaged areas

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A statewide survey released Thursday ranks Fresno and other Central Valley communities as the most disadvantaged areas in California when it comes to challenges ranging from polluted water to joblessness. The ranking by the California Environmental Protection Agency...

  • Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Well, that didn't last long. After four quarters of meager growth, the fragile economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone creaked to a halt in the second quarter. Growth was zero. After only 0.2 percent in the first quarter. Now who will get out and push? The...

  • California home sales decline amid tight market

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — California home sales declined in July compared to the same time last year as buyers struggled to find something they could afford in the tight market, a research firm said Thursday. Statewide 39,608 new and resale houses and condos sold in July — an 8.7 percent drop from July...



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