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,...
08/28/14 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in April-June quarter, faster than first estimated.
08/28/14 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits dip to 298K, remain near pre-recession lows.
08/28/14 06:15 AM
GENEVA (AP) — WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.
08/27/14 08:01 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air base in Syria. Shirley...
08/27/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. And as the administration weighed its options for targeting the...
08/27/14 03:00 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies. The state Division of Elections counted 17,721 absentee and early votes Tuesday,...
08/27/14 02:32 PM
PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister. After a fourth round of questioning before magistrates on Wednesday, Lagarde...
08/27/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year. The new assessment was considerably more pessimistic than the Obama administration's,...
08/27/14 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Budget Office: US economy predicted to grow by 1.5 percent this year.
08/27/14 05:30 AM
PARIS (AP) — IMF chief Christine Lagarde under official investigation for 'negligence' in corruption probe.
08/26/14 10:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group. The Islamic State...
08/26/14 10:15 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — George Sheldon, a one-time top official in the Obama administration, easily defeated state Rep. Perry Thurston on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for attorney general. Sheldon moves on to the November ballot, where he will challenge Republican incumbent Pam Bondi and...
08/26/14 09:45 PM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed toward Bermuda, and officials said the storm had caused at least five deaths. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the hurricane would likely avoid a...
08/26/14 09:30 PM
LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of wounding a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective was shot to death Tuesday after he came out of an apartment with a gun in his hand, authorities said. The man, whose name wasn't immediately disclosed, died at the scene. Two detectives were...
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