- Obama challenges Americans to give back to vets, families Updated: May-05-16 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Taking a cue from his wife, President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Thursday to consider how they might give back to those who have served in the military and their families.
- Foreign investors in fizzled development are at wit's end Updated: May-05-16 4:50 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now that the project's developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars in what investigators called a "massive eight-year fraud scheme."
- AP FACT CHECK: Trump's vow to create Appalachian coal jobs Updated: May-05-16 3:31 pm
DALLAS - Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer.
- Bama Foods to expand food plant in Owasso, add 55 jobs Updated: May-05-16 3:28 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa-based Bama Foods Inc. announced plans Thursday to expand its plant in north Tulsa and add 55 jobs after it won a contract to provide hotcakes to McDonald's as part of the restaurant's all-day breakfast menu.
- Gary officials reject immigrant detention center Updated: May-05-16 2:39 pm
GARY, Indiana - City leaders in Gary have voted against allowing an $80 million immigration detention center to be built in the northwestern Indiana city.
- Italy's Renzi hails new Alfa Romeo as sign of economic hope Updated: May-05-16 8:27 am
ROME - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is hailing the new Alfa Romeo sedan by Fiat Chrysler, which he says will add 3,400 jobs in Italy and symbolizes the country's economic potential.
- Small business hiring stalls, expected to slow in next year Updated: May-04-16 2:22 pm
NEW YORK - The pace of small business hiring is stalling and expected to slow over the next year.
- SIG SAUER to move ammunition plant to Arkansas from Kentucky Updated: May-04-16 12:30 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Arkansas - New Hampshire-based SIG SAUER has announced plans to move an ammunition plant to Arkansas from Kentucky.
- Feds end probe into Bowling Green police minority hiring Updated: May-04-16 9:35 am
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - The U.S. Justice Department has told city officials in Bowling Green, Kentucky, it has ended its investigation into minority hiring practices at the city's police department.
- Exit poll: Indiana GOP voters pick Trump, but party divided Updated: May-04-16 8:06 am
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he's facing a significant intraparty rift.
- Budget cuts slow handling of Mississippi income tax returns Updated: May-03-16 7:28 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A second round of midyear budget cuts took place just as the Mississippi Department of Revenue was swamped with thousands of individual income tax filings.
- Democrats divide in 3-way primary for West Virginia governor Updated: May-03-16 4:57 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - While West Virginia's coal industry shrivels and unemployment surges, billionaire businessman Jim Justice is dreaming about the next Dollywood, Disney World or Idaho potato in his Democratic bid for governor.
- New aerospace manufacturing plant to add 260 jobs in Alabama Updated: May-03-16 2:28 pm
FOLEY, Alabama - A new aerospace manufacturing facility slated to open in 2017 is expected to bring 260 jobs to southwest Alabama.
- Equipment-maker Caterpillar to locate offices in Tucson Updated: May-03-16 2:24 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Heavy equipment-maker Caterpillar Inc. plans to put hundreds of jobs in Arizona with the selection of Tucson as the location of new consolidated offices for the company's mining and technology division.
- Card servicing company to add nearly 200 jobs by year's end Updated: May-03-16 12:30 am
HAMILTON, Ohio - A credit card servicing company expects to add nearly 200 jobs this year at its growing new operation in southwest Ohio.
- Report: Immigrants, homeless used by asbestos contractors Updated: May-02-16 7:04 am
DETROIT - A newspaper says contractors are using immigrants, ex-cons, homeless people and teenagers to remove material containing asbestos from of aging buildings.
- Apple has created over 2,000 Austin jobs since 2012 Updated: May-01-16 2:59 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Apple has created more than 2,000 new jobs in Austin since 2012 and is on track to meet the area hiring goals it promised in exchange for millions of dollars in public incentives, according to documents filed with the city.
- Bill creating private-sector retirement accounts passes Updated: Apr-30-16 8:30 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - With the help of Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Connecticut lawmakers have passed legislation creating a retirement savings program for eligible private-sector employees.
- Pocatellos' FBI data center to expand, add jobs Updated: Apr-30-16 11:54 am
POCATELLO, Idaho - Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad says the FBI is expanding its data center facility, bringing 300 new jobs to southeastern Idaho.
- Twins games at Target Field to be staffed by local workers Updated: Apr-30-16 3:04 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Target Field will be staffed by local workers starting this weekend instead of people being brought in from out of state for Minnesota Twins games.
- The Latest: Maine boosts availability of overdose antidote Updated: Apr-29-16 6:30 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Latest on veto votes by the Maine Legislature (all times local):
- Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan Updated: Apr-29-16 6:25 pm
SEATTLE - A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.
- Leaders mark groundbreaking of new micro mill in Durant Updated: Apr-29-16 2:02 pm
DURANT, Oklahoma - Officials are celebrating the groundbreaking for a new plant that's expected to create 300 jobs in the Durant area.
- Sinclair Refinery hires hundreds of workers during overhaul Updated: Apr-29-16 1:37 am
CASPER, Wyoming - The Sinclair Refinery in Casper has hired of hundreds of workers as it undergoes a major overhaul to help reduce its environmental impact and improve operations at the facility.
- Los Alamos lab plans to hire hundreds by 2020 Updated: Apr-28-16 11:31 pm
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico - The head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory is assuring Santa Fe leaders that the lab will remain a strong force in the region as it looks to hire about 2,000 people in the next four years.