- Connecticut adds 1,200 jobs in April as jobless rate falls Updated: May-26-15 3:01 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Employers in Connecticut added 1,200 jobs in April, the 10th monthly job gain in the past year, the Department of Labor said Tuesday.
- Pasco's nudist resorts draw global tourism dollars Updated: May-23-15 1:06 am
LAND O' LAKES, Florida - It was a relatively slow Tuesday morning at the opulent, clothing-optional Caliente Resort and Spa off U.S. 41.
- Effort to expand police mental health coverage progresses Updated: May-22-15 6:50 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A long-running effort to extend workers' compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly.
- Pennsylvania shows biggest 1-month jobs gain since 1990s Updated: May-22-15 4:31 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania recorded its biggest one-month jobs gain in nearly two decades in April, while its unemployment rate stabilized after rising for three straight months, the state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday.
- IMF urges Japan to take 'bold action' on reforms, debt mess Updated: May-22-15 2:05 pm
TOKYO - Japan needs "bold action" on revamping its economy and improving its precarious national finances, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest assessment of the world's third-largest economy.
- US consumer prices ticking up as Fed weighs first rate hike Updated: May-22-15 12:14 pm
WASHINGTON - Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U.S. economy is finally starting to lift prices. That could prompt the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates later this year.
- Correction: Indiana Cities-Population story Updated: May-22-15 9:31 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - In a story May 21 about Indiana's changing population, The Associated Press omitted the final digit of the year in which the Visteon plant in Connersville closed. The plant closed in 2007.
- Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy Updated: May-20-15 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON - If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy.
- Target beating Wal-Mart in race for turnaround Updated: May-20-15 2:01 pm
NEW YORK - Target is beating Wal-Mart in the race to beef up sales.
- Nevada's April jobless rate doesn't budge despite more jobs Updated: May-20-15 1:20 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada's April unemployment rate remains unchanged from March despite adding 12,800 seasonally-adjusted jobs in that time.
- Los Angeles becomes latest US city to favor $15 minimum wage Updated: May-20-15 3:17 am
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles is the latest and biggest city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage, adding to a string of successes for unions and advocates for the poor who have made it a primary objective as American wages stagnate.
- Japan economy gathers pace in 1Q as recovery takes hold Updated: May-20-15 2:05 am
TOKYO - Japan's economy grew at a faster-than-expected 2.4 percent annual pace in the January-March quarter, suggesting a recovery is gaining traction despite persisting weakness in corporate and household spending.
- Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine Updated: May-19-15 10:21 am
There seems to be no bottom for Ukraine's economy.
- Vegas land once eyed for Clooney-backed resort is for sale Updated: May-19-15 6:20 am
LAS VEGAS - Sixty acres of land off the Las Vegas Strip that at one time promised a George Clooney-backed resort is for sale again and for a third of its pre-recession price.
- Eugene builders can't find enough skilled workers Updated: May-18-15 4:04 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - By most accounts, Lane County's construction market is booming.
- In sign of times, hardest-hit Nevada may end foreclosure aid Updated: May-17-15 8:04 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - At its height, Nevada was ground zero for the Great Recession. Unemployment topped 14 percent, the highest in the nation. The state led in per-capita bankruptcy filings. And one in every 10 homes faced foreclosure.
- Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers' Updated: May-16-15 7:52 am
NEW YORK - When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans.
- Advocates push lawmakers to help social programs in budget Updated: May-15-15 8:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession.
- Brown's budget boosts spending for schools, adds tax credit Updated: May-14-15 7:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown took a restrained approach in proposing a record $115.3 billion budget Thursday that sends more money to schools and offered what he called a reasonable commitment for a new tax credit to the working poor.
- Following the money in revised California budget proposal Updated: May-14-15 6:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - With California's proposed general fund budget peaking above $115 billion, the state will have billions more to send to public schools while boosting spending on universities, prisons and health care. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday also proposed more money to help the state cope with the ongoing drought.
- Arizona repays loans that funded unemployment insurance Updated: May-13-15 5:37 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona has repaid hundreds of millions of dollars in loans it took out to keep its unemployment insurance fund solvent during the Great recession and is running a surplus for the first time in years.
- California governor, other top officials get 3 percent raise Updated: May-11-15 8:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown and other California leaders already making six-figure salaries got a raise on Monday for the third year in a row.
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: May-11-15 10:04 am
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- Greece back as a headache for improving eurozone economy Updated: May-10-15 3:05 am
LONDON - It may only account for 2 percent of the eurozone economy but Greece has a habit of punching above its weight when it comes to bruising the currency union.
- Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps Updated: May-09-15 11:28 am
ATLANTA - With the nation's economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states - large budget gaps.