- Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis explained Updated: May-01-16 10:45 pm
NEW YORK - Puerto Rico's debt crisis reached a new level late Sunday, when the island's governor said Puerto Rico would not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments that are due by Monday.
- Wisconsin unemployment payments drop by more than half Updated: May-01-16 10:59 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Business-friendly changes to Wisconsin's unemployment pay system have helped erase a $1.3 billion deficit in the state fund that supports it, but critics say they have also wrongfully deprived out-of-work people of money they needed while looking for new jobs.
- Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration Updated: Apr-30-16 7:14 am
BERLIN - Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades ago, but still feels like a foreigner and speaks in broken German.
- Argentina's big unions join to protest layoffs, inflation Updated: Apr-29-16 10:58 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's strongest unions brought thousands of people into the streets Friday to protest high inflation and job cuts in the biggest demonstrations against President Mauricio Macri since he took office in December.
- FBI data center expanding in Idaho; will bring 300 jobs Updated: Apr-29-16 4:07 pm
POCATELLO, Idaho - The FBI is expanding its data center in eastern Idaho and bringing in 300 new jobs.
- Despite Intel cuts, Portland high-tech is surging Updated: Apr-29-16 3:41 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon tech employment grew at its fastest rate in a decade last year, according to a new state report that finds those jobs pay unusually well and have an outsized impact on the economy.
- US consumer spending inches up in March Updated: Apr-29-16 10:34 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers boosted their spending by a tiny amount in March as purchases of nondurable goods such as clothing offset a big fall in spending on autos and other long-lasting items.
- Eurozone economy regains size of 2008 but remains shaky Updated: Apr-29-16 10:19 am
LONDON - It's been a long and tortuous journey, but the eurozone economy is finally back to the size it was before the global financial crisis.
- Spain predicts 2.5 percent annual growth for next 4 years Updated: Apr-29-16 8:20 am
MADRID - The Spanish economy will grow at an average annual rate of 2.5 percent over the next four years- one of the strongest in the European Union - and will create some 2 million jobs, the country's caretaker government predicted Friday.
- LGBT anti-discrimination employment bill advances in Senate Updated: Apr-28-16 3:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Senators advanced a proposal to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, moments after an initial vote appeared to stall the measure in committee.
- US economy struggles at start of election year Updated: Apr-28-16 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON - It was not a great start for the U.S. economy.
- Japan central bank holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus Updated: Apr-28-16 3:59 am
TOKYO - Japan's central bank stunned financial markets Thursday with a decision not to splash out still more monetary stimulus for the ailing economy - apart from zero-interest loans for an earthquake zone.
- Menard Inc. agrees to change policies violating labor laws Updated: Apr-27-16 6:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Menard Inc. has agreed to change some practices after the National Labor Relations Board found it was violating federal labor law.
- Jobless benefit cuts weighed by Missouri high court - again Updated: Apr-26-16 2:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court is wrestling with whether to invalidate a law cutting jobless benefits because of the way it was enacted.
- South Korea's economy grows 2.7 percent, slowest since July Updated: Apr-25-16 10:32 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's economy expanded at its slowest pace in three quarters during the first three months of this year, as exports and domestic demand sagged due to subdued global demand and heavy household debts.
- Rhode Island congressional delegation to speak at jobs forum Updated: Apr-24-16 9:27 am
WARWICK, Rhode Island - The state's congressional delegation is meeting with business leaders for an annual forum on jobs and the economy.
- Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana fall Updated: Apr-22-16 11:43 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending April 16 decreased from the previous week's total.
- One UK steel town, one crisis that affects the nation Updated: Apr-22-16 2:47 am
PORT TALBOT, Wales - To Mark Turner, the Tata Steel plant in this small Welsh town isn't just a factory. The steel worker sees two dragons, the plant's blast furnaces, breathing fire into the dawn sky over a town where monks first built a forge in the Middle Ages.
- Jobless rates change little in major Michigan labor markets Updated: Apr-22-16 1:52 am
LANSING, Michigan - The state says seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates have changed little in Michigan's 17 major labor market areas.
- US applications for jobless aid fall to four-decade low Updated: Apr-21-16 8:41 am
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to a four-decade low last week, a sign that employers are unconcerned about weak economic growth in the first three months of 2016.
- Metro Atlanta unemployment rate declines to 5.2 percent Updated: Apr-21-16 6:46 am
ATLANTA - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's jobless rate has dropped slightly, to 5.2 percent.
- Budget woes force Kansas to delay road work, cut colleges Updated: Apr-20-16 9:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas plans to delay major highway projects and cut additional spending at state universities, a top aide to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday, after a new pessimistic fiscal forecast blew a hole in the state's budget.
- The Latest: Kansas governor, top Democrat spar over taxes Updated: Apr-20-16 7:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on Kansas' new fiscal forecast (all times local):
- Nebraska allows state licenses for thousands of immigrants Updated: Apr-20-16 5:26 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska will allow thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to work in at least 170 professions that require state licenses including health care and education after lawmakers overrode conservative Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of the measure on Wednesday.
- Wyoming unemployment climbs amid energy downturn Updated: Apr-20-16 1:42 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Wyoming's climbing jobless rate is higher than any time since 2012 and expected worsen as the state's energy-driven economy slows.