- NC legal group chief to lead jobless appeals panel Updated: Dec-06-13 7:56 pm
- Stock market jumps after strong jobs report Updated: Dec-06-13 5:28 pm
- News Summary: Stocks jump on strong jobs report Updated: Dec-06-13 5:18 pm
- Stock market jumps after strong jobs report Updated: Dec-06-13 4:15 pm
- Solid US job growth cuts unemployment to 7 pct. Updated: Dec-06-13 3:15 pm
- 1,300 Mainers may have had personal info breached Updated: Dec-06-13 2:46 pm
- Mankato regional income growth fastest in Minn. Updated: Dec-06-13 2:35 pm
- Markets solid after strong US jobs data Updated: Dec-06-13 12:26 pm
- Oil higher after stronger US economic jobs report Updated: Dec-06-13 9:28 am
- Budget deal? Big obstacles, New Year's deadline Updated: Dec-05-13 6:20 pm
- Illinois metro unemployment mixed in October Updated: Dec-05-13 3:22 pm
- New ID requirement coming for jobless benefits Updated: Dec-05-13 3:07 pm
- Obama to feds: Boost renewable power 20 percent Updated: Dec-05-13 2:36 pm
- The monthly jobs report can cause big market moves Updated: Dec-05-13 2:01 pm
- Report: California continues uneven recovery Updated: Dec-05-13 1:19 pm
- Pelosi nixes budget deal without jobless benefits Updated: Dec-05-13 12:40 pm
- White House pushes for jobless aid extension Updated: Dec-05-13 11:22 am
- Obama: Income inequality a defining challenge Updated: Dec-04-13 7:09 pm
- Arizona leaders hear mixed economic forecast Updated: Dec-04-13 6:55 pm
- Utah governor releases $13.3B budget proposal Updated: Dec-04-13 5:45 pm
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Dec-04-13 3:08 pm
- Fed: US growth stays moderate during shutdown Updated: Dec-04-13 2:43 pm
- DIGITS: Americans' isolationism on the rise Updated: Dec-04-13 2:17 pm
- CEOs more optimistic about economy and hiring Updated: Dec-04-13 12:32 pm
- US service sector grows at slower pace last month Updated: Dec-04-13 11:13 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The outgoing head of a conservative-leaning legal organization, Greensboro's ex-mayor and a former Charlotte city council member are on a new state panel that will hear unresolved unemployment benefit appeals.
NEW YORK - Good news was finally good news for the stock market on Friday.
GOOD NEWS ON JOBS: Stocks rose sharply, breaking a five-day slump, after the government reported a fourth straight month of solid jobs growth in November, boosting investor confidence in the economy.
NEW YORK - Stocks are closing sharply higher after the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring last month.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market has been recovering fitfully for three years. Now, it's starting to show consistency.
AUGUSTA, Maine - More than 1,300 Mainers are being notified that their personal information may have been released in a security lapse in an unemployment benefit payment system.
MANKATO, Minnesota - Personal income has been growing faster in the Mankato region than in any other metropolitan area in Minnesota.
LONDON - Global stocks rose Friday as investors welcomed forecast-busting U.S. jobs data, even though they reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will begin to reduce its monetary stimulus this month.
The price of oil moved higher above $97 a barrel Friday, buoyed by stronger economic growth and falling unemployment in the world's largest economy.
WASHINGTON - With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher.
CHICAGO - The state Department of Employment Security said local unemployment rates were mixed across Illinois in October. Some of the increases were sharp, though.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's unemployed soon will have to provide photo identification when they receive weekly jobless cash benefits.
WASHINGTON - Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
NEW YORK - The government's monthly survey of the U.S. job market is always important on Wall Street. It's even more important these days. Investors are trying to figure out when the Federal Reserve will decide that the economy is strong enough to thrive without its extraordinary stimulus measures.
LOS ANGELES - California's economic recovery has been a mixed bag with coastal regions seeing healthy job growth while inlands areas continue to struggle, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast.
WASHINGTON - The leader of House Democrats says her rank and file won't support any year-end budget deal unless it includes plans to extend expiring unemployment benefits for long-term victims of the recession.
WASHINGTON - The White House is stepping up efforts to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed Americans, arguing that more than a million people will lose the assistance if it isn't renewed by the end of the month, slowing economic growth.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct economic inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. "That should offend all of us," he declared. "We are a better country than this."
PHOENIX - An economic researcher said Wednesday that Arizona's economy is expanding at a slow but steady pace with population and employment growth rates that outpace most other states.
SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary Herbert released a $13.3 billion budget proposal Wednesday that calls for more than $260 million in new education spending.
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WASHINGTON - A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.
Most Americans say the nation's influence in world affairs is declining, disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling foreign policy and would prefer more emphasis on domestic affairs, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
WASHINGTON - A survey of chief executives at the largest U.S. companies shows a growing number are slightly more optimistic about the economy's prospects for the next six months and expect to boost hiring.
WASHINGTON - U.S. service sector firms grew in November at the weakest pace since June, evidence that cautious spending by consumers and businesses may be slowing growth.