07/02/14 04:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven't regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has. In May, the overall economy finally recovered all 9 million jobs that vanished in the worst downturn since the 1930s....
07/02/14 04:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing at record levels following news that business hiring surged in June. Constellation Brands, the owner of Corona and Negra Modelo beer, rose 2 percent after the company said its income soared in the latest quarter. Delta Air Lines dropped 5 percent after the...
07/02/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. business hiring surged in June, a sign of stronger economic growth. Payroll processer ADP said Wednesday that private employers added 281,000 jobs last month, up from 179,000 in the previous month. The figure suggests the government's jobs...
06/27/14 05:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is among a group of 32 states, Puerto Rico and the Cherokee tribal nation getting a portion of more than $154 million awarded by the federal government for job training laid-off workers in high-demand industries. The U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday...
06/26/14 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week, the latest evidence that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this year hasn't caused employers to cut jobs. Weekly unemployment benefit applications fell 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 312,000, the Labor...
06/26/14 12:15 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Labor Department says it's giving Michigan $6.175 million under a national program to help laid-off workers train for jobs in high-demand industries. The department said Thursday that it's making about $155 million in grants to 32 states and the Cherokee tribe...
06/24/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate supporters of legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits are backing a new approach in hopes of pressuring the House to reinstate the program after a lapse of six months. Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada say...
By Stephen Moore | 06/23/14 12:39 PM
Why do states and localities make jobs for first-time workers even harder to find by raising the minimum wage?
By Sean Higgins | 06/23/14 08:42 AM
Even before Michigan passed a right-to-work law in 2012, US car manufacturing was drifting south to places like Tennessee that had long had the law.
By Lisa Ruhl | 06/18/14 01:12 PM
U.S. Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., introduced legislation Wednesday to raise the country's gas tax as a plan to save the Highway Trust Fund from drying up.
By John Stossel | 06/18/14 11:06 AM
Ray Kurzweil — inventor of things like machines that turn text into speech — has popularized the idea that we are rapidly approaching "the singularity," the point at which machines not only think for themselves but develop intellectually faster than we. At that point, maybe we no longer...
By Paul Bedard | 06/18/14 09:26 AM
The decade-long devastation of the print news business, crushed by the sagging economy, the evaporation of classified and display advertising, and a reader shift to digital media, has cost at least 54,200 newsroom jobs in newspapers and magazines alone, according to Pew Research. That figure,...
By Becket Adams | 06/18/14 09:16 AM
U.S. unemployment has fluctuated significantly over the past 40 years, falling and rising again as control of the White House has switched between Democrats and Republicans.
By Joseph Lawler | 06/15/14 11:19 PM
With inflation expected to rise and unemployment projected to fall, the taper is likely to continue despite negative economic growth.
By Paul Bedard | 06/10/14 03:41 PM
In his first week as the official Republican nominee to challenge Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie is raising the stakes in the election and claiming that his victory would be the one to put the GOP in control of the Senate.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/21/14
By Byron York | 07/21/14
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By Paul Bedard | 07/21/14