By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14 12:04 PM
A new Gallup poll finds that economically-stressed Americans are now working an "average" of 47 hours, with a growing number clocking 60 hours or more.
08/28/14 04:28 PM
Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.
08/28/14 09:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750,...
By Joseph Lawler | 08/27/14 08:23 PM
Updated CBO projections of the US economy predict a future of slower growth and lower productivity.
08/26/14 06:15 PM
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and government officials are expected to announce new vehicles and jobs Wednesday at a sprawling factory complex in Spring Hill, Tennessee. An announcement is scheduled for Wednesday morning at the plant, which is likely to get new Cadillac and GMC crossover SUVs...
08/26/14 06:00 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is planning to offer additional job training as three casinos prepare to shut down over the next few weeks, putting thousands of workers on the street. During a conference call with national media on Tuesday to address the upcoming shutdowns this weekend...
By Paul Bedard | 08/23/14 08:54 AM
President Obama dropped a grade by rushing back to vacation to play golf after a statement on the ISIS beheading of an American journalist. "Very bad form," said pollster John Zogby.
08/22/14 08:45 AM
LAROSE, La. (AP) — Danos, a Larose-based oilfield service company, plans to create 150 jobs by opening a new fabrication yard in Amelia. The family-owned company, which builds a variety of structures and equipment used in offshore oil and gas drilling and production, plans to open the...
08/21/14 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up...
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.
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