- Thailand arrests 2 alleged brokers who sent slaves to boats Updated: Jul-01-15 6:01 am
BANGKOK - Two Thai men described as key figures in a human trafficking ring that provides slave crews for fishing boats were arrested, officials said Wednesday, as new regulations aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing took effect.
- Tyson Foods adding jobs in western Kentucky Updated: Jul-01-15 4:04 am
HENDERSON, Kentucky - Kentucky officials say Tyson Chicken Inc. plans to add 91 jobs with a project to increase capacity at its Henderson County plant.
- W.Va. gets federal funds to hire storm cleanup workers Updated: Jul-01-15 2:47 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - WorkForce West Virginia is getting federal money to hire about 200 temporary workers for recovery and cleanup efforts after recent severe storms and flooding.
- Oxford software maker to hire 60 customer service workers Updated: Jun-30-15 3:32 pm
OXFORD, Mississippi - A software company is hiring 60 people as part of an expansion.
- Company expansions planned in Harrisonburg, Carroll County Updated: Jun-30-15 1:35 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe says company expansions in Harrisonburg and Carroll County will create nearly 50 jobs.
- Consumer confidence index climbs to 101.4 in June Updated: Jun-30-15 11:50 am
WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence showed a solid gain in June following a modest increase in May, supporting the view that strong job gains are giving a boost to the overall economy.
- Boston 2024 Olympics organizers update $4.6B bid Updated: Jun-29-15 5:51 pm
BOSTON - The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city's tax base and leave behind a vastly-improved regional transit system - all with a $210 million surplus.
- Incomes rise for bottom 99 pct.; US inequality still worsens Updated: Jun-29-15 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us.
- Company expanding in Bowling Green, adding 37 jobs Updated: Jun-29-15 5:08 am
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - A company that makes vent-free gas heating appliances is relocating its China-based manufacturing facility to Bowling Green, creating 37 jobs.
- Broward's Port Everglades clear to widen, deepen channels Updated: Jun-28-15 11:53 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Broward County's Port Everglades has received a new report that clears the way for it to begin the next phase of deepening and widening its channels.
- Georgia county working to keep Terrapin Beer in Athens Updated: Jun-28-15 10:05 am
ATHENS, Georgia - A $350,000 line item in Athens-Clarke County's budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 is aimed at keeping the Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, according to documents released by the county under an open-records request from the Athens Banner-Herald.
- NYC City Council votes to adopt $78.5 billion budget Updated: Jun-26-15 5:35 pm
NEW YORK - The New York City Council voted to adopt the city's $78.5 billion budget agreement Friday, moving to expand services for the less fortunate and begin the process of expanding the nation's largest police force.
- New Mexico business boss 'optimistic' about boost in funding Updated: Jun-26-15 5:09 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and the Legislature decided this year to pour tens of millions of dollars more into wooing businesses and spurring job creation, an infusion that New Mexico's top economic development official said Friday will help make the state even more competitive.
- Jobs, economy and the budget drive RI legislative session Updated: Jun-26-15 4:29 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's legislative session began in January with a new governor and General Assembly leaders who were focused on creating jobs and reviving the economy.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Jun-26-15 1:02 pm
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- Economic officials say Tesla factory will open in a year Updated: Jun-25-15 10:13 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada economic officials say work on a massive Tesla Motors battery factory east of Reno is going smoothly and it should be operational within a year.
- SYKES call center to create 500 jobs in Montgomery Updated: Jun-25-15 4:13 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A new call center opening in Montgomery is supposed to create 500 jobs over the next three years.
- Average US rate on 30-year mortgage edges up to 4.02 pct. Updated: Jun-25-15 11:09 am
WASHINGTON - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were mixed this week, marking slight increases or declines but remaining close to high levels for the year.
- Company to relocate to Glade Spring, bringing 140 jobs Updated: Jun-25-15 7:01 am
GLADE SPRING, Virginia - Qore Systems, a manufacturer of hand purifiers, is relocating its operation from Arizona to the Highlands Business Park in Glade Spring, bringing 140 jobs to the area.
- Google building next data center at Alabama power plant site Updated: Jun-24-15 6:41 pm
STEVENSON, Alabama - Google is converting an old coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a sleek data center running on renewable energy to fuel the additional computing capacity needed to process Internet search requests, show digital video, give directions, deliver email and store photos.
- Geri-Care breaks ground to expand Gulfport plant Updated: Jun-24-15 4:43 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Geri-Care Pharmaceuticals' factory expansion in Gulfport is expected to result in 200 new jobs when the facility is working at full capacity.
- Monsanto considers spending $1B to expand Luling plant Updated: Jun-24-15 12:08 pm
LULING, Louisiana - Monsanto Co. has announced preliminary plans for a potential $1 billion-plus expansion of its Luling plant.
- Packaging company to open new plant in Delaware next month Updated: Jun-24-15 7:16 am
NEWARK, Delaware - An Irish manufacturer of paper and plastic bags will create 87 full-time jobs when it opens its first U.S. plant in Delaware.
- Hoping to build trust, NYPD details new approach to policing Updated: Jun-23-15 6:53 pm
NEW YORK - New York City police officials provided the first in-depth look Tuesday at a new policing strategy they say will put more beat cops in neighborhood precincts to improve the relationship between officers and the communities they serve.
- Official: Kansas, Missouri close to ending economic war Updated: Jun-23-15 3:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Missouri and Kansas officials are close to an agreement that would end a long-running "border war" that saw both states using economic incentives to persuade businesses to move, a Kansas Cabinet secretary said.