- Lake Village pairs with US agency to boost health, economy Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
LAKE VILLAGE, Arkansas - Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Mississippi incentives for $1.45B tire plant could top $600M Updated: Feb-05-16 8:57 pm
CLINTON, Mississippi - An Associated Press analysis finds that the package of state aid and tax abatements to attract a $1.45 billion, 2,500-job Continental AG tire plant to Hinds County is worth approximately $600 million, and probably more.
- Edwards officially calls special session on budget, taxes Updated: Feb-05-16 8:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards officially called Friday for lawmakers to convene Feb. 14 in a special legislative session aimed at stabilizing Louisiana's finances and closing an immediate budget gap estimated to top $700 million.
- Stocks lose more ground as jobs report disappoints Updated: Feb-05-16 7:19 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month.
- Critics dispute plans to change Rollover Pass near Galveston Updated: Feb-05-16 6:54 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - A coalition led by owners of property that includes Rollover Pass and land on either side of the man-made channel connecting East Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico says it is prepared to fight a last-ditch legal battle to prevent the state from closing and filling what has been a hugely popular public fishing site and the focus of environmental, economic and public safety concerns since it was created more than 60 years ago.
- Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise Updated: Feb-05-16 6:32 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Jan. 30 increased from the previous week's total.
- Johnson: Jobs, health care as important as terror fight Updated: Feb-05-16 6:16 pm
MILWAUKEE - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson framed his re-election campaign as a matter of security - both military and economic - at a town hall meeting Friday, saying jobs and health care demand the same attention as the fight against terror.
- LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent Updated: Feb-05-16 6:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site's market value.
- HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses Updated: Feb-05-16 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Department announced Friday.
- Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth Updated: Feb-05-16 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Consider looking past January's so-so job growth.
- US consumer borrowing accelerated in December Updated: Feb-05-16 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers in December increased their borrowing at the fastest pace in three months. The result suggests that consumer spending should remain strong in the coming months.
- AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders missteps Updated: Feb-05-16 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest Democratic debate found Hillary Clinton in a defensive crouch about her Wall Street ties and making iffy claims about that longtime relationship. Rival Bernie Sanders offered a fumbling account of a campaign ad that boasted of endorsements that were bogus.
- Lions Gate shares plunge on earns miss as merger hopes fade Updated: Feb-05-16 3:06 pm
LOS ANGELES - Shares of Hollywood studio Lions Gate plunged Friday after it missed earnings expectations due to the underperformance of the finale of "The Hunger Games" and investors fled as hopes diminished for the company to become an acquisition vehicle.
- Anti-austerity Portuguese government gets EU's OK for budget Updated: Feb-05-16 1:09 pm
LISBON, Portugal - In a tug of war over budgets, the European Commission approved Portugal's so-called anti-austerity spending plan on Friday, but only after extracting a promise for almost $1 billion in additional cost cuts.
- Oklahoma revenue collections continue to plummet in January Updated: Feb-05-16 12:55 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's treasurer says overall receipts to the state treasury plummeted more than 13 percent in January compared to last year, spelling more bad news for the state's economy.
- Energy loans likely to cause further losses for big banks Updated: Feb-05-16 12:52 pm
NEW YORK - The nation's six largest banks have hit an oil slick.
- Minot Air Force Base economic impact estimated at $600M Updated: Feb-05-16 12:43 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - Minot Air Force Base officials say the facility contributed nearly $600 million to the local economy last year.
- Ukrainian minister hopes resignation will speed up reforms Updated: Feb-05-16 9:48 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian economy minister whose resignation plunged the country into yet another political crisis said on Friday he hopes it will help create momentum for economic reforms.
- US exports fell in 2015 for first time since recession Updated: Feb-05-16 9:30 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dollar and spreading global weakness. Those factors contributed to the first annual drop in U.S. export sales since the Great Recession shrank global trade six years ago.
- Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece's crisis Updated: Feb-05-16 8:59 am
ATHENS, Greece - Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country's pension system would be in trouble. For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it's a nightmare.
- FCC chair to discuss broadband opportunities in eastern Ky. Updated: Feb-05-16 4:35 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The head of the Federal Communications Commission plans to travel to eastern Kentucky to discuss broadband-based economic opportunities.
- Friday's jobs report could ease US recession fears. Or not. Updated: Feb-05-16 3:46 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two.
- German factory orders down more than expected in December Updated: Feb-05-16 2:30 am
BERLIN - German factory orders declined slightly more than expected in December, dragged down by lower demand at home and in other eurozone countries.
- Bash Brother to Cash Brother: Canseco hits Japan bank plan Updated: Feb-04-16 7:38 pm
A Japanese economic plan has prompted Jose Canseco to jump into a whole new field - financial advice.