08/19/14 03:30 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino unveiled a plan to boost New York's economy Tuesday that calls for lower taxes, less red tape, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and incentives for high-tech industries and agriculture. One of Astorino's more unusual proposals...
By Justin Green | 08/19/14 12:07 PM
How far does a dollar go in your state compared to others in the United States?
08/19/14 09:30 AM
ILION, N.Y. (AP) — Two New York state lawmakers say more than 100 workers at the Remington Arms manufacturing plant in the Mohawk Valley are being laid off as the company shifts two of its assembly lines to Alabama. Sen. James Seward of Oneonta and Assemblyman Marc Butler of Herkimer County...
By Mark Tapscott | 08/19/14 08:18 AM
Quick question: Which uses more water, growing vegetables or hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and natural gas? The right answer, according to a recent study, found that fracking in states of the Mountain West region uses far less water than a whole host of activities, including golf courses.
08/18/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. The Labor Department said Monday...
By Joseph Lawler | 08/18/14 08:47 AM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is ready to commit to her belief that the central bank can keep money loose without stoking the kind of inflation that would raise the costs of everything for ordinary Americans.
By Mark Tapscott | 08/18/14 08:19 AM
Minorities and millennials were the core of President Obama's 2008 and 2012 election victories, and, according to conventional political wisdom, will continue to be the twin anchors of the Democratic Party for the foreseeable future.
08/16/14 05:00 AM
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Denso Manufacturing Michigan Inc. is hosting a job fair in Battle Creek designed to help the automotive supplier fill the 150 temporary production jobs it has available. The four-hour fair is scheduled for Saturday at Denso's location inside the Fort Custer Industrial...
08/16/14 05:00 AM
DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A manufacturing company plans to expand its plant in the northern Illinois town of Dixon, adding 40 new jobs over the next three years. Sauk Valley Media reports (http://bit.ly/1l8LfZH ) BorgWarner is planning a $9.4 million investment. The Dixon plant has been open for 50...
08/15/14 05:00 PM
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...
08/15/14 11:15 AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment rate remained unchanged in July amid signs that the state's economy continues a slow, but steady recovery from the depths of the Great Recession. New numbers released by the state show that the jobless rate was 6.2 percent last month. That's the...
08/15/14 06:45 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The state labor department says New York City's unemployment rate has dropped. It was 7.8 percent in July. That's down from 7.9 percent in June. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1nVIsgY ) says the drop occurred even though the private sector lost 9,000 jobs. A...
08/14/14 08:45 PM
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...
08/14/14 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels. Weekly applications for unemployment aid climbed 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week's...
By Washington Examiner | 08/13/14 04:25 PM
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